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Murphrey Surname Meaning

Probably Irish: variant of Murphy .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Murphree, Murphey, Murrey, Mumphrey, Morphy, Murley, Currey, Murren

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Where is the Murphrey family from?

You can see how Murphrey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murphrey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Murphrey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 9 Murphrey families living in London. This was about 64% of all the recorded Murphrey's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Murphrey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Murphrey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Murphrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Murphrey. 36% of Murphrey men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Murphrey women worked as a Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Day Laborer
    11%
  • Repair Man
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Murphrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murphrey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 160 immigration records available for the last name Murphrey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 594 military records available for the last name Murphrey. For the veterans among your Murphrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murphrey lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Murphrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Murphrey in 1959 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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