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Subject: Re: Searching for the history of my last name
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: April 12, 2007 at 11:22:44 AM
Reply to: Searching for the history of my last name by Josh Bruffey
Almost certainly a version of the surname Brophy, Irish Ó Broithe. I don't think your spelling exists in Ireland. Of this County Leix surname Edward MacLysaght ("Surnames of Ireland") writes, "The origin of this name is obscure. I have never seen even a tentative suggestion."
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