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

Bradey Early Origins



The surname Bradey 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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Bradey Spelling Variations


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Bradey Spelling Variations



The scribes who created documents long before either the Gaelic or English language resembled their standardized versions of today recorded words as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages the names of many people were recorded under different spellings each time they were written down. Research on the Bradey family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including 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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Bradey Early History


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Bradey Early History



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

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Bradey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bradey 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 Bradey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Irish immigrants began to leave the English-controlled Ireland in sizable numbers during the late 18th century. Many of these Irish immigrated to British North America or the United States in the hopes of gaining their own tract of farmland. This pattern of migration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine caused a great exodus of immigrants to North Ameri ca. These immigrants differed from their predecessors in that they were desperately fleeing the disease and starvation that plagued their homeland, and many were entirely destitute when they arrived in North America. Although these penniless immigrants were not warmly welcomed when they arrived, they were critical to the rapid development of the United States and what would become known as Canada. Many went to populate the western frontiers and others provided the cheap labor the new manufacturing sector and the building of bridges, roads, railways, and canals required. A thorough examination of immigration and passenger lists has revealed some of the earliest people to arrive in North America with name Bradey or one of its variants:

Bradey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Bradey, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Bradey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mr. P. Bradey, aged 54, arrived in New York City, N.Y. in 1904 aboard the ship "Fontabella" from Demerara, British West Indies [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN99-DM7 : 6 December 2014), Mr. P. Bradey, 31 Aug 1904; citing departure port Demerara, British West Indies, arrival port New York City, N.Y., ship name Fontabella, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Connell Bradey, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Londonderry, Ireland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFHC-1PF : 6 December 2014), Connell Bradey, 17 Sep 1905; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Annie Bradey, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Queenstown, Ireland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFC8-ZZD : 6 December 2014), Annie Bradey, 05 May 1906; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Bradey, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Saint Louis" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGC-X6P : 6 December 2014), John Bradey, 18 Jan 1908; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Louis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Peter Bradey, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4J-322 : 6 December 2014), Peter Bradey, 09 Sep 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Bradey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Bradey, aged 44, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Charlotte Lungan" from Liverpool, England

Bradey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Bradey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Diadem" in 1840 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
  • Francis Henry Bradey, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850
  • Elizabeth Bradey, aged 34, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850
  • Catherine M. Bradey, aged 5, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850

Bradey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis Bradey, aged 45, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Keturah Bradey, aged 38, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Emma Bradey, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Francis Bradey, aged 12, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Mary Jane Bradey, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bradey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bradey (post 1700)



  • Donald Eugene Bradey (b. 1934), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played three games for the Houston Colt .45s. in 1964
  • Sharon Bradey, Australian squash player as the 1988 and 1989 Women's British Open Squash Championship
  • Lydia Bradey, New Zealand mountaineer, the first woman to summit Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen in 1988

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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN99-DM7 : 6 December 2014), Mr. P. Bradey, 31 Aug 1904; citing departure port Demerara, British West Indies, arrival port New York City, N.Y., ship name Fontabella, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFHC-1PF : 6 December 2014), Connell Bradey, 17 Sep 1905; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFC8-ZZD : 6 December 2014), Annie Bradey, 05 May 1906; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGC-X6P : 6 December 2014), John Bradey, 18 Jan 1908; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Louis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4J-322 : 6 December 2014), Peter Bradey, 09 Sep 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  4. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

The Bradey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bradey 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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