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Where did the English Bridgeforth family come from? What is the English Bridgeforth family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bridgeforth family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bridgeforth family history?The Bridgeforth name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Nottinghamshire, where they resided in two villages, East and West Bridgford.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bridgeforth has undergone many spelling variations, including Brigford, Bridgeford, Bridgford, Brigeford, Bridgfort, Bridgefort, Bridgeforte and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bridgeforth research. Another 385 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1500, and 1673 are included under the topic Early Bridgeforth History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bridgeforth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bridgeforth were among those contributors: James Bridgeford who arrived in Virginia in 1663; and Elizabeth Bridgeford in America in 1768.
The Bridgeforth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bridgeforth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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