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Find more Murphy relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 4,176 more people named Murphy in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 174,319 people named Murphy in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% more people named Murphy in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 178,495 people named Murphy were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • 21% of women had paying jobs
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was William
  • For 90,253 females, Helen was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Murphy families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • The most common mother tongue was Irish
  • 25,420 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 28% were first-generation Americans
  • 48,460 were first-generation Americans