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Brydon Early Origins



The surname Brydon was first found in Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Brydon Spelling Variations


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Brydon Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Brydon has been spelled Bryden, Briden, Brydin, Bridyne, Brydyne, Brydon, Bridane, Brydone and many more.

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Brydon Early History


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Brydon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brydon research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1400, 1600, 1527 and 1590 are included under the topic Early Brydon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brydon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brydon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brydon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brydon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Brydon, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Johanna Brydon, aged 22, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Ellen Brydon, aged 4, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Robert Brydon, aged 42, a farm servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Euphemia Brydon, aged 44, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brydon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brydon (post 1700)



  • John McKean Brydon (1840-1901), Scottish architect
  • Ian Forrester Brydon (1927-1973), Scottish professional footballer who played from 1947 to 1957
  • W.B. Brydon (b. 1933), English actor, known for his roles in The Age of Innocence (1993), Trading Places (1983) and The Adams Chronicles (1976)
  • Donald Brydon CBE, British businessman and Chairman of the Royal Mail, Sage Group and the Medical Research Council
  • Paul Richard Brydon, New Zealand former association football player, member of the 1986 New Zealand National Team
  • Emily Brydon (b. 1980), Canadian alpine skier at the 2006 Winter Olympics, World Cup winner in February 2008
  • Paul Brydon (b. 1951), New Zealand bronze medalist road and track cyclist at the 1974 Commonwealth Games
  • William Brydon CB (1811-1873), English assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army
  • Mark Errington Brydon (b. 1960), English musician, best known as a member of the group Moloko
  • Robert "Rob" Brydon Jones (b. 1965), Welsh actor and comedian
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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