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The nationality of Murphy can be difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Murphy may be difficult to determine as result of whether the name came about naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on a craft, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen).

Murphy Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Murphy come may come from a trade, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these craft-based family names may be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is good to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many names like Murphy originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. Often these names relate to a religious expression such as "Favored of God".

Murphy Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Murphy were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Murphy. Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Murphy family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Last names like Murphy change in how they're written as they travel across tribes, family lines, and eras across time.

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