Grady History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Grady family

The surname Grady 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.

Early History of the Grady family

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Grady Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grady, Brady, O'Grady, O'Brady, Braidy, Graidy, Bradie, Braidie, Braydy, Braydie, Gradie, Graidie, Graydy, Graydie, Gradaigh, Grada, Bradigan, O'Bradigan and many more.

Early Notables of the Grady family (pre 1700)

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United States Grady migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grady Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edmund Grady, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [1]
Grady Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nell Grady, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]
  • Philip Grady, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Dennis Grady, who arrived in Virginia in 1732 [1]
  • Mary Grady, who arrived in Virginia in 1739 [1]
Grady Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anthony Grady, aged 29, who landed in Maryland in 1811 [1]
  • George Grady, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • William Grady, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • James Grady, who arrived in America in 1821 [1]
  • Francis Grady, who arrived in New York, NY in 1832 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Grady migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grady Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Grady, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Timothy Grady, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1832
  • David Grady, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Ward" from Limerick, Ireland
  • John Grady, aged 26, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • Eliza Grady, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Grady migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Grady Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Grady, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Mr. Luke Grady, British Convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Mr. James Grady, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Bangalore" on 28th March 1848, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) from Bermuda [4]
  • Mary Grady, aged 17, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 [5]
  • Mary Grady, aged 17, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin" [5]
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New Zealand Grady migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Grady Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Catherine Grady, (b. 1841), aged 21, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen of Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 20th October 1862 [6]
  • Mr. Frank Grady, (b. 1852), aged 22, Irish settler from County Clare travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [6]
  • James Grady, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • Denis Grady, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Grady (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Grady (b. 1939), American politician, Member of the Nevada Assembly
  • Tom Grady (b. 1958), American politician, Member of the Florida House of Representatives
  • Michael William Grady (1869-1943), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1894 to 1906
  • Thomas Eugene Grady (b. 1880), American jurist, Justice of the Washington Supreme Court
  • Thomas Joseph Grady (1914-2002), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • John Francis Grady (b. 1929), former United States federal judge
  • John J. Grady (1920-1997), American FBI official and later Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
  • John Grady (b. 1960), American sociologist, and Professor of Sociology at Wheaton College
  • J Harold Grady (1917-2002), American politician and jurist, Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland (1959-1962), Maryland State Court Judge (1962-?)
  • Benjamin F. Grady (1831-1914), American politician, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (1891-1895)
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Grady 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 conquered.


Suggested Readings for the name Grady +

  • 1147 From Ireland, land of Pain and Sorrow: A Historical Chronicle of Two Cultures by Joseph L. Grady, William Bean, Pioneer of Tennessee, and His Descendants by Jamie Ault Grady.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1837
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bangalore
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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