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Murphy Surname Origin
A modern form of the ancient Irish name O'Murchadha, which means descendant of sea warrior in Gaelic
Source: A dictionary of English and Welsh surnames : with special American instances. ; Bardsley, Charles Wareing Endell,. London. H. Frowde. 1901.
Murphy Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Murphy family history than the origin of your surname:
A Murphy Family History Thought:
'Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.' -- H. F. Hedge