Brophy Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Brophy Family History

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


The name Brophy in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Broithe Sept that was located in the Province of Leinster and in Counties Carlow and Kilkenny especially. It is in these Counties that the majority of descendants bearing the name can today still be found.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Brophy Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Pale Denotes Military Strength and Fortitude
Fleur de Lis Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France
Harp/Lyre Denotes Contemplation
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