If you are conducting some Murphy family history research then you can view the Murphy coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Murphy surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Murphy in Ireland is the
most frequently found name in the
country and derives from a number
of native Gaelic O'Murchadha Septs.
The main Septs were located in
Counties Cork, Wexford, Carlow and
Armagh but the majority of descendants
now hail from County Cork.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Wheatsheaf/Garb||Symbol of Plenty|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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