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O'Grady History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the O'Grady family


The surname O'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 O'Grady family


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O'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 O'Grady family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the O'Grady family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

O'Grady Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Christine O'Grady, aged 11, who landed in America from Limerick, in 1900
  • Cath O'Grady, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Limerick, in 1902
  • Bridget O'Grady, aged 22, who landed in America from Kilglass, Ireland, in 1907
  • Bessie O'Grady, aged 26, who landed in America from Carracastle, Ireland, in 1908
  • Delia O'Grady, aged 22, who settled in America from Limerick, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

O'Grady Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine O'Grady, aged 27, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Nora O'Grady, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland

O'Grady Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel O'Grady, aged 19, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml
  • William O'Grady, aged 22, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml
  • Catherine O'Grady, aged 44, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml
  • Michael O'Grady, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"

Contemporary Notables of the name O'Grady (post 1700)


  • Gail Ann O'Grady (b. 1963), American television actress
  • Phillip McClelland "Mac" O'Grady (b. 1951), American professional golfer
  • Martin J. O'Grady, American politician, Representative from New York, 1988, 1992 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Marilyn F. O'Grady, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 2002 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John James O'Grady (1889-1971), American Democrat politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1927, 1939-41; Member of Indiana State Senate, 1943-53 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Mary Early O'Grady (1863-1928), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1893-98; U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1899-1901 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James O'Grady, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Marquette District, 1865-66; Circuit Judge in Michigan 12th Circuit, 1869-75 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Florence T. O'Grady, American politician, Representative from New York, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1994, 1996, 2000 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Denis J. O'Grady, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • B. P. O'Grady, American politician, Mayor of Muskegon Heights, Michigan, 1952-56 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the O'Grady family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Mary  O'Grady (1891-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mrs. Ellen  O'Grady (1891-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mr. Edmond  O'Grady Jr. (1896-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Miss Dorothy C.  O'Grady (1915-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. James O'Grady (b. 1920), English Stoker 1st Class from England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

The O'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.


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Citations


  1. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  4. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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