The surname O'Draddy 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 O'Draddy family
The surname O'Draddy 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 O'Draddy family
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O'Draddy Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the O'Draddy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Draddy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jane Drady, who settled in Massachusetts in 1733; Patrick Draddy, who was recorded in New York in 1812 as a British alien during the War of 1812; Anastasia Drady, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1820.
The O'Draddy 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.