The Irish surname Brady is of patronymic origin being the anglicized form of the Gaelic name Ó Brádaigh meaning “descendant of Brádach,” an ancient Irish personal name. The Brady's were a powerful clan in Ireland, their chief holding control over a large territory lying to the east of county Cavan in the north of Ireland. The earliest recorded reference to the name in Ireland was Gilbert MacBrady, the bishop of Ardagh from 1396 to 1400. The earliest reference to the name Brady in the United States was Henry Brady, recorded in Maryland in 1671.
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