The surname Briddon 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.
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Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Briddon has been spelled Bryden, Briden, Brydin, Bridyne, Brydyne, Brydon, Bridane, Brydone and many more.
Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:
Briddon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Wm. Henry Briddon, aged 43, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Britannic" from Liverpool, England
Briddon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
E.F. Briddon, aged 44, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Blucher" from New York 
Charles Briddon, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lucellum" from Tuxpam, Mexico