If you are conducting some O'Grady family history research then you can view the O'Grady 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 O'Grady surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name O'Grady is derived
from the native Gaelic O'Gradaigh
Sept, taken from a Gaelic word that
translates as 'illustrious'.
The main Septs were located in
Counties Clare and Limerick. One
branch of the Sept changed their
name to Brady. The variant Grady
is quite numerous in Connaught.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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