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Started in January 2007 by Michael Brophy

Originally settled in the Barony of Galmoy in County Kilkenny. In Griffith's Valuation of Ireland (1847-1864) the two leading counties of Brophy household were Kilkenny and Laois. Significant numbers existed in Counties Dublin and Tipperary.

Notable Brophys:

Daniel Brophy of Castlecomer was three times mayor of Ballarat and a well know figure in Australia in the 1870's. Hugh Brophy, a leading Dublin Fenian was transported on the last of the convict ships to Melbourne after his release from Freemantle prison.

Brophy College Prepartory School is a private, Jesuit, Catholic school located in Phoenix Arizona. It was founded in 1928 by Mrs. William Henry Brophy.

Surname meaning: numerous: Ireland O'Broithe. A sept of Ossary (Laois-Kilkenny) where they still flourish. A territorial indication in Ballybrophy, recte Baile UiBhroithe. MIF