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Droddy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Droddy is the anglicized version of the Irish surname "O Dreada." The surname has also been recorded in Galway where it is believed to be an anglicized form of the Connaught name O Draoda, a name usually anglicized as Drudy.

Early Origins of the Droddy family


The surname Droddy was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where the name was listed in 16th century Fiants, and later in wills dating back to 1629.

Early History of the Droddy family


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Droddy Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Draddy, O'Draddy, Graddy, Drady and others.

Early Notables of the Droddy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Droddy family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Droddy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mildred Droddy, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • R. Mary Droddy, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Olon Droddy, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Droddy (post 1700)


  • Brittany Droddy, American actress, known for her work on Machete (2010), Triangle: Remembering the Fire (2011), The Association (2012) and the Second Impression (2014)

The Droddy Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vulneratus non victus
Motto Translation: Wounded not vanquished.


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