Broderick Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Broderick Family History

If you are conducting some Broderick family history research then you can view the Broderick coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Broderick surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Broderick in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Brodair Sept that is ultimately derived from a Norse forename. The main Septs were based in Counties Galway and Cork where the majority of descendants can still be found. Variants of the name include Broder and Browder.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Broderick Coat of Arms

Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Griffin Symbol of Bravery and Vigilance
Lozenge Denotes Honesty and Constancy
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