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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The Brophy family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The Brophy family lived in the lands of Brodie, in the barony of Moray where the family at one time held territories. King Alexander III had granted their lands. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Gaelic word broth which means ditch.

Brophy Early Origins



The surname Brophy was first found in Moray, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Brophy Spelling Variations


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Brophy Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Brophy include Brodie, Brody, Brodey, Brodye, Broadie, Broffee, Broffy, Brophie, Brophey, Brothie, Brophy, Brodley, Brothy and many more.

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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 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1386, 1466, 1550 and 1645 are 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)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brophy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brophy In Ireland


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Brophy In Ireland



Some of the Brophy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Brophy:

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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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. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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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 30 May 2016 at 13:15.

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