The ancestors of the Briddyke surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in Yorkshire
, as well as Lancashire
. The surname Briddyke was also found in Manchester, and in the neighboring town of Oldham, where it still thrives.
Early Origins of the Briddyke family
The surname Briddyke was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Briddyke family
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Briddyke Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Briddyke include Brideoake, Brideoke, Bridoake, Brydoake, Brydock, Brydok, Bridduck, Bridock and many more.
Early Notables of the Briddyke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Briddyke family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: James Bridduck who arrived in Nevis in 1663.