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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Bembritch 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.

Early Origins of the Bembritch family


The surname Bembritch 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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Early History of the Bembritch family

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Early History of the Bembritch family


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Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1462, 1514, 1511, 1514, 1636 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Bembritch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bembritch Spelling Variations

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Bembritch Spelling Variations


Bembritch has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bembritch have been found, including Bainbridge, Bainebridge, Banbridge, Bainbrigg, Baynbrigg and many more.

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Early Notables of the Bembritch family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Bembritch family (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...
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Migration of the Bembritch family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Bembritch family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bembritchs to arrive on North American shores: Guy Bainbridge who settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1620; Christopher and Henry Banbridge, who both settled in Virginia in 1635; Robert Banbrig, who settled in Barbados with his servants in 1679.

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