Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Yorkshire, as well as Lancashire. The surname Bridach was also found in Manchester, and in the neighboring town of Oldham, where it still thrives.
Early Origins of the Bridach family
Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bridach family
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Bridach Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bridach include Brideoake, Brideoke, Bridoake, Brydoake, Brydock, Brydok, Bridduck, Bridock and many more.
Early Notables of the Bridach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bridach family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bridach were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: James Bridduck who arrived in Nevis in 1663.
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