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Irish Surname - Brady

The Irish surname Brady is derived from the Gaelic name Mac Brádaigh, meaning "son of Brádach". The name Brádach is derived from the Gaelic word bradach, meaning "thieving". The surname is most commonly found in counties Cavan and Leitrim in Ireland.

Brady is also a surname found in other parts of the world, particularly in the United States, Canada, and Australia, where many Irish immigrants settled.

Variations of the Brady surname include MacBrady, McBrady and O'Brady. MacBrady and McBrady are Irish variants, while O'Brady is an anglicised version of the Gaelic name. Brady-Kelly and Brady-Hanlon are combination surnames that include the name Brady.

The earliest known recording of the Brady surname dates back to the 12th century, and many prominent individuals with the name have emerged throughout Irish history, including bishops, poets, and politicians. Today, the Brady surname remains a common and recognisable name in Ireland and beyond.

Famous People with surname Brady

Variations of the surname Brady

Brady Coat of Arms

The Brady coat of arms features a shield with three gold lions passant on a blue background. Above the shield is a helmet and a silver torse, or wreath, with the colors of blue and gold. The crest is a silver arm holding a broken sword. Commonly associated with the Brady family of County Cavan and other parts of Ireland.

Brady Motto

>"fortitudine vincit," which means "by fortitude he conquers."

Please Note

There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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