Bridduk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Bridduk has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Yorkshire, as well as Lancashire. The surname Bridduk was also found in Manchester, and in the neighboring town of Oldham, where it still thrives.
Early Origins of the Bridduk family
The surname Bridduk was first found in Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bridduk family
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Bridduk Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bridduk have been found, including Brideoake, Brideoke, Bridoake, Brydoake, Brydock, Brydok, Bridduck, Bridock and many more.
Early Notables of the Bridduk family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Ralph Brideoake (1613-1678), the Bishop of Chichester. He "was of lowly parentage, being, according to Wood, the son of Richard Brideoake, or Briddock, of Cheetham...
Migration of the Bridduk family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bridduk, or a variant listed above: James Bridduck who arrived in Nevis in 1663.