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The Irish name Brady originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Bradaigh, possibly derived from bradach, which means spirited, which is in turn derived from brad, which means urging.

Brady Early Origins



The surname Brady was first found in Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, and County Clare where they held a family seat from ancient times. They were descended from Olioll Olum, King of Munster who reigned about 130 A.D. and descended through a line of Chiefs and Kings to John O'Grady, alias O'Brady, who died in 1332 in the Clann territories of Fassaghmore in the county of Clare. His son, Sir Denis O'Grady alias O'Brady of Fassaghmore was knighted by King Henry VI of England. This great confusion of names continued into the 14th and 15th century and to make matters even more confusing the line frequently reverted from one spelling to the other. The Clann seat became established at Kilballyowen in County Limerick, and the present Chief of the Gradys (or Bradys) is one of the few Chiefs recognized in Ireland. He is Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Vogors de Courcy O'Grady. They were settled in Glenstal Abbey. Many of the name were also found in Cavan.

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Brady Spelling Variations


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Brady Spelling Variations



Within archives, many different spelling variations exist for the surname Brady. Ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in the name of the single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Grady, Brady, O'Grady, O'Brady, Braidy, Graidy, Bradie, Braidie, Braydy, Braydie, Gradie, Graidie, Graydy, Graydie, Bradigan, O'Bradigan and many more.

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Brady Early History


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Brady Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brady research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1454, 1710, 1752, and 1827 are included under the topic Early Brady History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brady Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brady Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Sir Denis O'Brady; Andrew MacBrady, was the first bishop of Kilmore in 1454; Fiachra MacBrady (c.1710), Gaelic poet; James Bernard MacBrady, Count of the Holy Roman Empire...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brady Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In the 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Irish people immigrated to North American shores. The early settlers were enticed by the promise of their own land, but they were moderately well off in Ireland when they decided to emigrate. Therefore, they were merely carrying out a long and carefully thought out decision. The 1840s saw the emergence of a very different trend: thousands of extremely desperate people crammed into passenger boats hoping to find any type of opportunity. The Irish of this decade had seen their homeland severely stricken by crop failures which resulted in widespread disease and starvation. At whatever time the Irish immigrants came to North America, they were instrumental in the rapid development of the emerging nations of the United States and what would become known as Canada. An exhaustive search of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many persons bearing the name Brady, or one of its variants:

Brady Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Brady, who arrived in Maryland in 1671
  • Andrew Brady, who arrived in Virginia in 1674
  • William Brady, who landed in Maryland in 1674

Brady Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tho Brady, who landed in Virginia in 1712
  • Eleanor Brady, who came to Virginia in 1714
  • Eleanor Brady, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Daniel Brady, who was sent to America in 1741
  • William Brady, who arrived in Virginia in 1741
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brady Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Brady, who landed in America in 1807
  • Barney Brady, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Owen Brady, aged 19, arrived in Massachusetts in 1812
  • James Brady, who arrived in America in 1812
  • John C Brady, aged 35, landed in Rhode Island in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brady Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Brady U.E. who settled in Kingston, Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Lt. Richard Brady U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 member of the Port Matoon Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Luke Brady, "Bready" U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Brady Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Brady, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Terence Brady, who landed in Canada in 1829
  • Patrick Brady, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Peter Brady, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Mary Brady, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brady Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Philip Brady, a painter, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Joseph Brady arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • S. Brady arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Ridgway" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY RIDGWAY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839MaryRidgeway.gif
  • Peter Brady arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thirteen" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THIRTEEN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Thirteen.gif
  • Bridget Brady arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thirteen" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THIRTEEN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Thirteen.gif
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brady Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr Brady landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Bombay
  • Francis Brady landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Adelaide
  • Francis Brady, aged 49, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Frederick Brady, aged 9, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • P Brady landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brady (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brady (post 1700)



  • Julio A. Brady (1942-2015), U.S. Virgin Island judge, politician and attorney, 5th Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (1983-1987)
  • Sarah Jane Brady (1942-2015), née Kemp, American campaigner for gun control, widow of White House Press Secretary James Brady
  • William J. Brady (1829-1878), American sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, killed in an ambush in which Billy the Kid took part
  • James Buchanan Brady (1856-1917), known as Diamond Jim Brady, an American businessman, financier, and philanthropist
  • Mathew B. Brady (1822-1896), American photographer, best known for his portraits of officers of the American Civil War and 18 presidents of the United States, called the "Father of Photojournalism"
  • Brigadier-General Francis M. Brady (1896-1969), American Commanding General Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (1943-1944)
  • Captain Charles Eldon Brady Jr. (b. 1951), American former NASA Astronaut with over 405 hours in space
  • James Scott "Jim" Brady (b. 1940), American Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary under U.S. President Ronald Reagan, permanently disabled as a result of an assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Thomas Edward Patrick "Tom" Brady (b. 1977), American professional NFL football player for the New England Patriots
  • Alice Brady (1892-1939), American actress
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Brady Historic Events


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Brady Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Darrin P Brady (b. 1966), American Private 1st Class from Brunswick, Ohio, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John Bertram Brady (d. 1912), aged 41, American First Class passenger from Pomeroy, Washington who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Brady


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Suggested Readings for the name Brady



  • John Brady and His Descendants: (1813-County Caven, Ireland-Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA 1900) by Margaret Mahan Goetz.

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Brady Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY RIDGWAY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839MaryRidgeway.gif
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THIRTEEN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Thirteen.gif

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  11. ...

The Brady Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brady Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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