Morphew Family History
Morphew Name Meaning
English: variant of Morphey which is probably a shortened or altered form of Morfield or Murfield (see Merrifield ) a name found in various spellings in southern England. English: variant of Moorfoot which is from Middle English more ‘larger greater’ + fote ‘foot’ possibly a reference to a club foot. English: possibly a variant of Murthwaite a northern English habitational name from any of four places in Cumbria called Murthwaite or Moorthwaite. The placenames derive from Old Scandinavian mór ‘moor’ + thveit ‘meadow paddock’ (see Thwaites ). Irish: variant of Murphy .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022