Brophy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Brophy family

The surname Brophy was first found in mid- Leinster and Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh), the former Kingdom of Osraige (Ossory), located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster, where bearers of the surname were anciently known by the Gaelic "O Brithe," or 'descendant of Broth'.

Important Dates for the Brophy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brophy research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1659 is included under the topic Early Brophy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brophy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: O'Brophy, Broy, Brophie and others.

Early Notables of the Brophy family (pre 1700)

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Brophy migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brophy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Brophy, who arrived in New York city in 1816
  • Jeremiah Brophy, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816 [1]
  • Michael Brophy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • William Brophy, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1819
  • John Brophy, who arrived in New York city in 1824
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brophy migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brophy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mary Brophy, who is on record in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1816 [2]
  • Margaret Brophy, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Mary Brophy, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Mary Brophy, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • John Brophy, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
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Brophy migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Brophy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Hannah Brophy, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Margaret Brophy, aged 21, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" [4]
  • Honora Brophy, aged 21, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora" [5]
  • Elizabeth Brophy, aged 18, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora" [5]
  • Bridget Brophy, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk" [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brophy migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Brophy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • E. Brophy, aged 20, a housemaid, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Margaret Brophy, aged 18, a housemaid, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Edward Brophy, aged 31, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Ellen Brophy, aged 27, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Catherine Brophy, aged 9, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brophy (post 1700)

  • Edward Brophy (1895-1960), American Hollywood actor
  • Joseph A. Brophy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1932; Mayor of Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1935-39; Secretary of State of New Jersey [7]
  • John M. Brophy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948 [7]
  • John J. Brophy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterbury, 1902 [7]
  • John Charles Brophy (1901-1976), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1947-49; Defeated, 1948, 1950 [7]
  • John Brophy, American Republican politician, First Selectman of Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1896-99; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ridgefield; Elected 1902 [7]
  • James M. Brophy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1956 (alternate), 1960 [7]
  • James F. Brophy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1964 [7]
  • J. M. Brophy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1924 [7]
  • Ira N. Brophy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984 [7]
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Brophy family

Halifax Explosion
  • Mrs. Hildegard G.  Brophy (1898-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Myron Alonzo Brophy, American Fireman Second Class from Vermont, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [9]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.
  5. ^ South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Flora 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/flora1855.shtml
  6. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  9. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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