Irish Family Names Mac Giolla Bhríghde (McBride) McBride is derived from the Irish surname Mac Giolla Bhríghde. This name denotes "son of Giolla Bhríghde" meaning "servant of St. Brigid". Mac a' Bhríghde is also recorded MacBride. It is a shortened form in the spoken language of Mac Giolla Bhríghde. The McBride family motto is "I am Ever Prepared."
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