Show ContentsBride History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Bride. It is a name for someone who lived in Perth and Arbroath, in Angus where the name can be found since very early times.

Early Origins of the Bride family

The surname Bride was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, 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 Bride family

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Bride Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Bride include Bryde, Brydie, Bridie, Breeddie, Briddie, Bride and many more.

Early Notables of the Bride family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Bride family to Ireland

Some of the Bride family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Bride migration to the United States +

Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Bride:

Bride Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Bride, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Sarah Bride, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [1]
Bride Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ayme Bride, aged 23, who landed in Louisiana in 1720 [1]
  • Ann Bride, who settled in Virginia in 1736
  • Chirst Bride, aged 52, who arrived in North Carolina in 1774 [1]
  • Christian Bride, who arrived in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1774 [1]
  • Flora Bride, aged 29, who landed in North Carolina in 1774 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bride Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hu Bride, aged 26, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Patrick Bride, who arrived in Newport, Rhode Island in 1811 [1]
  • Denis Bride, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [1]
  • John Bride, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • William Bride, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Bride migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bride Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mary Bride, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1841
  • Maurice Bride, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1842

New Zealand Bride migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bride Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Nora Bride, aged 25, a dairymaid, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878

West Indies Bride migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Bride Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Jane Bride, who settled in Barbados in 1673

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Harold Sydney Bride, aged 22, English Assistant Telegraphist from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in collapsible B [3]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook