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Multiple Origins for the Surname Brophy



Brophy Early Origins



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'.

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Brophy Spelling Variations


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Brophy Spelling Variations



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

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Brophy Early History


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Brophy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brophy research. Another 211 words (15 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.

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Brophy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brophy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brophy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Michael Brophy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • William Brophy, who came to 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 Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Brophy, who is on record in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • 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, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Margaret Brophy, aged 21, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Honora Brophy, aged 21, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"
  • Elizabeth Brophy, aged 18, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"
  • Bridget Brophy, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brophy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E. Brophy, aged 20, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Margaret Brophy, aged 18, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Edward Brophy, aged 31, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Ellen Brophy, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Catherine Brophy, aged 9, 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brophy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brophy (post 1700)



  • William J. Brophy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1908, 1916 (alternate)
  • Walter Brophy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1940
  • W. H. Brophy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona Territory, 1904
  • Thomas C. Brophy, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1896, 1897
  • Stephan Brophy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1980
  • Michael J. Brophy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912, 1916 (alternate), 1928
  • Leo J. Brophy, American politician, Warden (borough president) of Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1941-47
  • Marguerite K. Brophy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956
  • 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
  • John M. Brophy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Brophy Historic Events


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Brophy Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Hildegard G. Brophy (1898-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  7. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  10. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
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The Brophy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brophy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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