Early Origins of the Briddend family
The surname Briddend 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.
Early History of the Briddend family
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Briddend Spelling Variations
The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred
years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Briddend has appeared as Bryden, Briden, Brydin, Bridyne, Brydyne, Brydon, Bridane, Brydone and many more.
Early Notables of the Briddend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Briddend family to the New World and Oceana
As the persecution of Clan
families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence
allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. 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.