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This surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O'Broithe", the prefix "O" denoting male descendant of, plus the personal name "Broth". The surname is widespread in counties Leix and Kilkenny. According to the "Census" of 1659, Brophy was one of the principal names in five baronies of Queen's County (Leix), and in five of Co. Kilkenny. In Clandonagh it is perpetuated in the well known Co. Leix placename Ballybrophy. Variations in the spelling of the surname include Brohy, Brophey, Broffee, Broffey, and Broy. Church Records list the christenings of Edmund, son of Edmund and Margery Broffee, on January 13th 1725, at St...

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Vincent A. Brophy 1922 to 1986

Jayne Parsons

John Brophy DOB 1793 married Ellen Conway DOB 1797 both were from Kilkenny, Ireland they are my great great great grandparents. I live in Maine USA


I'm looking for more information about my Brophy family. My 4th GG William Brophy was born in Ireland in 1788. At some point he ended up in Knox County Virginia married to Ellen Brennan from Maryland and had Daniel in 1833, John in 1834 and George in 1835. I'd like to know where he was from, who his parents are, when he came to America and why...for starters. Thanks!!


My family lived mainly in Kentucky. I am looking for anyone who may have been related to Libeas Lily Brophy, who was born in Indiana in 1828. He was married to a Sophia Gregory and a Ruth Ann Mussets. If anyone out there has any information regarding him and his ancestors, please let me know.


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