When Leslie Leven Murphy was born on 1 May 1917, in Wawona, Mariposa, California, United States, his father, Charles Henry Murphy, was 55 and his mother, Mary Ellen McDonough, was 38. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 15 June 1944, at the age of 27, and was buried in North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Liam, Aileen, Kieran, Brigid, Donal, Siobhan, Eamon, Aidan, Dermot, John Patrick, Declan.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murchadha ‘descendant of Murchadh’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, i.e. ‘sea warrior’. This was an important family in Tyrone. For the surname with mac, see also McMurrough (Leinster).
English: variant of Morphey (see Morphew ).
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