Coat of Arms: Silver with an oak tree and a gold lion passant on a green chief
Crest: On a cap, a red lion rampant holding a wheat sheaf below a scroll.
Motto: Fortis Et Hospitalis
Motto Translated: Fortis Et Hospitalis
Spelling variations include: Murphy, Morchoe, O'Murphy, Murfie, Murfree, Morfie and many more.
First found in in county Wexford where they had been seated from very early times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Alexander, Andrew, Antony, Bernard, Cornelius, Daniel, David, Denis, Edward, Elizabeth, Ellen, Francis, George, Henry, Hugh, James, Jeremiah, John, Joseph, Margaret, Mary, Michael, Patrick, Owen, Peter, Robert, Thomas, Timothy and William Murphy, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860. This distinguished Irish family also settled in Newfoundland between 1730 and 1870.
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