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McGrady Early Origins



The surname McGrady 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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McGrady Spelling Variations


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McGrady 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.

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McGrady Early History


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McGrady Early History



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

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McGrady Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGrady Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McGrady 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McGrady Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McGrady, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • Mary Ann McGrady, aged 12, landed in New York in 1854
  • James McGrady, aged 18, landed in New York in 1854
  • Michael McGrady, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871
  • Patrick McGrady, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873

McGrady Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James McGrady, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Kilkeel, in 1904
  • James McGrady, aged 72, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • J. M. McGrady, aged 32, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • James McGrady, aged 14, who emigrated to the United States from Airdrie, Scotland, in 1907
  • Annie McGrady, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Down, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McGrady Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McGrady arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGrady (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGrady (post 1700)



  • Patrick M. McGrady (1932-2003), American science writer
  • Martin McGrady (1946-2006), American track and field athlete
  • Michael Steven McGrady (b. 1960), American theater, film and television actor
  • Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. (b. 1979), American professional basketball player
  • John E. McGrady, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960, 1964
  • Edward F. McGrady, American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Thirteenth Suffolk District, 1905
  • Niamh McGrady, Northern Irish actress
  • Kevin McGrady (b. 1956), former Irish Provisional IRA member
  • Stuart Ian McGrady (1985-2015), Scottish professional footballer
  • Ewan McGrady, Australian retired rugby league footballer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McGrady Historic Events


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McGrady Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. James McGrady (d. 1912), aged 27, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by SS Algerine

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Motto


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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.


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McGrady Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. 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).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
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    The McGrady Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGrady 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 December 2016 at 18:07.

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