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
It is in these Counties that the
majority of descendants bearing
the name can today still be found.
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.
|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|
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