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Murphy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murchadha ‘descendant of Murchadh’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, i.e. ‘sea-warrior’. This was an important family in Tyrone.

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

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Murphy Family Origin

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Murphy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

In 1880, the most common Murphy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Murphy's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murphy. A less common occupation for the Murphy family was Farm Laborer.

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Murphy Life Expectancy

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Famous Murphy Family

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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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