Murphy

Murphy is an Anglicized version of two Irish surnames: Ó Murchadha/Ó Murchadh ("descendant of Murchadh"), and Mac Murchaidh/Mac Murchadh ("son of Murchadh") derived from the Irish personal name Murchadh, which meant "sea-warrior" or "sea-battler". (Muir meaning "sea" and cath meaning "battle").

Spelling variations include Murphey, MacMurphy, MacMurrough, O'Morchoe and others. In modern Irish, "Ó Murchú", rather than "Ó Murchadha", is used.

Murphy is the most common surname in Ireland, the fourteenth most common surname in Northern Ireland and the fifty-eighth most common surname in the United States.

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... "Tom" Murphy, Jr ... Murphy is currently the Senior Resident Fellow for Urban Development at the Urban Land Institute ...
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... Est.) 2010 17,708 Population within 5 mile radius of the City of Murphy is approximately 530,000 Population within the DFW Metroplex is approximately 6 million (2008) Allen Parker ...

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