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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Bembridge is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the parish of Aysgarth in North Yorkshire. The family originated in Bainbridge, which derives from the Old Norse words Beinn which literally means straight, and from the Old English word "Brycg" which means bridge. According to tradition, a Saxon by the name of Bayn defended a bridge against the enemy.

Bembridge Early Origins



The surname Bembridge was first found in North Yorkshire where Bainbridge is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district. This township holds about 14,210 acres, and takes its name from the river Bain. The Roman name for Bainbridge was Virosidum and the remains of a Roman Fort are located just outside the village. Bembridge is a village and civil parish on the easternmost point of the Isle of Wight where the Bembridge Windmill is the only remaining windmill on the Isle of Wight and dates from around 1700.

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Bembridge Spelling Variations


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Bembridge Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bembridge has been spelled many different ways, including Bainbridge, Bainebridge, Banbridge, Bainbrigg, Baynbrigg and many more.

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Bembridge Early History


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Bembridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bembridge research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1462, 1514, 1511, 1514, 1636 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Bembridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bembridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bembridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Christopher Bainbridge (1462-1514), Archbishop of York, who was made a Cardinal by Pope Julius II on 10 March, 1511; he was...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bembridge 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bembridges to arrive in North America:

Bembridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Bembridge, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Hen Bembridge, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Eliz Bembridge, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Bembridge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward Bembridge, aged 54, who landed in America from Derby, in 1904
  • William Bembridge, aged 9, who landed in America from Derby, in 1904
  • Florence Bembridge, aged 22, who landed in America from Derby, in 1905
  • Alfred Bembridge, aged 28, who emigrated to America from Birmingham, England, in 1905
  • Fred Bembridge, aged 11, who settled in America from Derby, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bembridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Bembridge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • Eliza Bembridge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bembridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bembridge (post 1700)



  • Brian Sidney Bembridge (b. 1973), American scenic and lighting designer for theater and film
  • Maurice Bembridge (b. 1945), English golfer who represented England in the World Cup twice
  • Garret Bembridge (b. 1981), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey forward

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Bembridge Historic Events


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Bembridge Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Percy A Bembridge (b. 1919), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Wilmorton, Derbyshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Bembridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bembridge 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 December 2013 at 11:36.

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