The Brody, Broder, or Broderick Family

Brody, Broder, or Broderick family crest

(Crest No. 1. Plate 1.)

THE Brody family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Cormac Cas, son of Olliol Ollum, King of Munster, A. D. 177, and his consort Sabia, daughter of Con Kead Caha, or Con of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland, A. D. 148. The ancient name was Brodach and signifies “Exciter.”

The possessions of the sept were located in the present Counties of Wexford, Mayo, and Kilkenny. In the latter county they were Chiefs of Hy-n-Eirc, now the barony of Iverk. The O’Broders are also mentioned as Chiefs of Carruic Bachuighe, still traceable by the name Carrickbrack in the barony of Inishowen, County of Donegal.

A noted representative of this family was Senator Broderick of California, one of the pioneers of that State, who was killed in a duel with Judge Terry, afterward killed by a United States marshal in the performance of his duty.