and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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Surnames that evolved in Scotland
in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations
. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Bridane has appeared as Bryden, Briden, Brydin, Bridyne, Brydyne, Brydon, Bridane, Brydone and many more.
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan
families back home. Many Scots even fought against England
in the American War of Independence
to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: William Bryden who settled in New York City in 1823; James Briden settled in New England
in 1805; M. Briden settled in New Orleans in 1823.