Links To Our Viking Ancestry
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Janis & Sampe Allen
March 21st 2016, 10:52am
Updated September 29th 2017, 3:41pm
Through our ancestry we have linked our family ancestors of Viking blood.
This is essentially a bookmark for our own collecting of information, this page will be updated when possible.
Through our ancestral family 'Murphy' and 'O'Hallloran' are the links.
Amy Margaret Lenore Sanvig (Janis's Great Grandmother on her Father's side)
Birth: 8 February 1891 New Zealand
Death: 13 June 1986 (Age 95) New Zealand
Married name Amy Margaret Lenore SHIELDS
Death 4 July 1940 (Age 64) -- Wellington, New Zealand
Christian Julius SANVIG
Death 15 December 1942 (Age 81) Age: 81 -- Auckland, New Zealand
Michael and Margaret and children, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth and James went to New Zealand on the "SIR ROBERT SALE", left Gravesend on 13 Jun 1847, left Cork Ireland on 4 Jul 1847, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand on 11 Oct 1847.
The name 'Murphy was originally Murchada & other various spellings.
Murphy is an Anglicized version of two Irish surnames: Ó Murchadha/Ó Murchadh ("descendant of Murchadh"), and Mac Murchaidh/Mac Murchadh ("son of Murchadh")derived from the Irish personal name Murchadh, which meant "sea-warrior" or "sea-battler".(Muir meaning "sea" and cath meaning "battle").
It is said of Murrough (Murchadh) as he entered the thick of the fight and prepared to assail the foreign invaders, the Danes, when they had repulsed the Dal-Cais, that 'he was seized with a boiling terrible anger, an excessive elevation and greatness of spirit and mind. A bird of valour and championship rose in him, and fluttered over his head and on his breath.
In modern Irish, "Ó Murchú", rather than "Ó Murchadha", is used.
The excerpt concerns Énna Mac Murchada, King of Leinster and Dublin (died 1126).
AD 1148 Diarmaid Mac Murchada, King of Leinster
Queen Elizabeth II Windsor is 20 Degrees from Michael MurphyMy Murphy ancestry, Timothy Murphy, we are related to the Queen.