Hello, My name is James Murphie, Murphie spelt with an "ie" is not common in Australia. I have not found any ie murphies in england and I was wondering of the Origins. For the record I was born and live in Sydney Australia 23/08/63 and my father (kenneth douglas murphie) born 25/8/31. Not sure of my grandfathers birthdate (kelso murphie). I believe my fathers grandfather may have been the first generation to arrive in australia, maybe from Newcastle England.