If you are conducting some Kilbride family history research then you can view the Kilbride 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 Kilbride surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Kilbride, Gilbride and
McBride in Ireland are derived
from the native Gaelic
Mac Giolla Bhrighde Sept, which
translates from Irish as
'a devotee of Saint Brigid'.
The Sept was located in County
Donegal in the North West of the
country. The name McBride is
found mostly in Ulster with
Gilbride and Kilbride in
A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Fish||Symbol of Christ|
|Red Rose||Signifies Beauty and Grace|
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