Bray Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Bray Family History

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


The name Bray is usually of Anglo-Norman origin having been introduced into England after the 1066 invasion, from where it was brought into Ireland. Bray can also be an anglicized form of the Gaelic O'Breaghdha sept name, which describes a person from the Bregia area of County Meath. Bree is a variant.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Bray Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Eagle Symbol of Power and Strength
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