Looking for Brophey's
I have recently become interested in the history of my surname, BROPHEY. As the story goes, there were 6 Brophy brothers (catholic) in Ireland, they had a disagreement and 3 of the brothers left Ireland and came to Canada. At least one of the 3 brothers changed his name to BrophEy- this brother(s) decided to change religions and wanted to distinguish himself from those who remained Catholic.
My neighbour recently had a garage sale where I found an 1940's umbrella with the name "BROPHEY" on it and "Made in Canada". I haven't found much out about the umbrella yet but since in the late 1970's, I understand that there were only 50 households in Canada with the last name Brophey, I'm hopeful that I'll be able to learn more about my family history.
I hope all of you have success in your searches and thank you to Family Tree Circles for the opportunity to connect.
All the best!