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Coat of Arms: Silver with an apple 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: Brave and hospitable
Origins # 2
Coat of Arms:
Quarterly: two red lions on silver, two silver lions on red, with three gold wheatsheafs on a black stripe.
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
MURPHY SURNAME HISTORY
by Francis Dowling
"Murphy is easily the most common surname in Ireland earning its bearers the nickname ‘Spud Murphy’, i.e. as common as potatoes.
Like many Irish surnames, the name Murphy had multiple origins each relating to a different family and a different part of the country. It is misleading therefore to think in terms of an all embracing 'Murphy Clan' connecting all Murphys to a single remote ancestor.
The name Murphy derives from the very common personal name Murchadh, meaning 'sea-warrior'. The surname Murphy was formed by the addition of the prefixes Ó and Mac, indicating 'descendant of' and 'son of' respectively. The widespread occurrence of the personal name ‘Murchadh’ suggests the independent development of the surname Murphy in many parts of the country. Many of these have gone unrecorded. Edward McLysaght, the principal authority on the origins of Irish surnames points to the existence of at least four unique Murphy clans located in counties Cork, Wexford, Sligo/Roscommon and Armagh."
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
coat of arms and family crest click here
Sample Coat of Arms - Full
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MURPH(E)Y (British) "Descendant of Sea Warrior" (Irish)
MURPHY (British) Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Murchada"
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