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The surname Furphy comes from the Irish Gaelic name "O Foirbhithe," pronounced "furvihe," from the Gaelic adjective meaning "perfect" or "complete."

Furphy Early Origins



The surname Furphy was first found in County Louth (Irish: Lú) the smallest county in Ireland, located on the East coast, in the Province of Leinster, where Patrick O'Fewrthy, was noted in 1428 when he incurred excommunication at Armagh for an unrepentant injury to the property of the Abbey of Knock, County Louth.

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Furphy Spelling Variations


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Furphy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Furphy, O'Furphy, Furfey, Furpey, O'Furfuye, O'Fuorphy and many more.

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Furphy Early History


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Furphy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furphy research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1664 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Furphy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Furphy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Furphy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Furphy 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:

Furphy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Furphy, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Furphy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Furphy (post 1700)



  • Keith Furphy (b. 1958), English-born, American former professional footballer
  • Ken Furphy (1931-2015), English former football player and manager
  • Joseph Furphy (1843-1912), Australian novelist who wrote under the name Tom Collins, regarded as the "Father of the Australian novel"
  • John Furphy (b. 1842), Australian blacksmith and engineer, who owned a firm which manufactured water-carts called "furphies." These furphies came to be meeting places which abounded in gossip, hence the 'Aussie slang' term furphy, meaning an absurd story or rumour

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Lamb dearg Eirin
Motto Translation: The red hand of Ireland.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
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    The Furphy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Furphy 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 24 March 2015 at 23:19.

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