Murphrey Family History

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Murphrey Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Irish Murphy.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Murphree, Murphey, Murrey, Mumphrey, Morphy, Murley, Currey, Murren

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Murphrey Family Origin

Where is the Murphrey family from?

Murphrey Family Occupations

What did your Murphrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Murphrey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Murphrey's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murphrey. A less common occupation for the Murphrey family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Murphrey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Murphrey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Murphrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murphrey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Murphrey

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Murphrey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Murphrey. For the veterans among your Murphrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Murphrey Life Expectancy

What is the average Murphrey lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Murphrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Murphrey in 1959 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Murphrey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Murphrey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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