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Background: The name Brady in Ireland is derived from the Irish name Mac Bradaigh meaning 'spirited'. So the anglicised form should be MacBrady, the prefix Mac, however, has seldom if ever been used in modern times; the modern use of the prefix O instead of Mac with this name is erroneous. This Sept was based in County Cavan. A County Clare branch of the O'Gradaigh (O'Grady) Sept changed their name to Brady in the sixteenth century to identify themselves with the English cause.

Variations: Brady, Braidy, Bradie, Braidie, Braydy, Braydie, Bradigan, O'Bradigan, O'Brady, Grady, Graidy, Gradie, Graidie, Graydy, Graydie, O'Grady, MacBrady.

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