Briddge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Briddge surname is derived from the Old English word "brycg," which means bridge. It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge, an occupational name for a bridge keeper, or a habitational name from one of several places named Bridge throughout England.
Early Origins of the Briddge family
The surname Briddge was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Briddge family
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Briddge Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bridge, Bridges, Briddge, Bridger, Bridgers and others.
Early Notables of the Briddge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Briddge family to Ireland
Some of the Briddge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Briddge family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Bridge who settled in Virginia in 1654; Ellery Bridge settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1763; followed by Elizabeth with a child, in Boston in 1766.
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