Bradley Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Bradley Family History

If you are conducting some Bradley family history research then you can view the Bradley 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 Bradley surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Bradley in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Brollachain Sept that was located in Ulster Province and in County Cork. This Sept also anglicized their name as O'Brallaghan. This name was also brought to the country by settlers who arrived from England, especially during the seventeenth century.

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 Bradley Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Engrailed Line/Invecked Line Signifies Earth or Land
Martlet One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement
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