Bridel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Bridel family
The surname Bridel was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1196 when Walter Bridel was found there.
Important Dates for the Bridel family
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Bridel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Brydle, Bridel, Bridle, Brydel, Bridled, Brydled and others.
Early Notables of the Bridel family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Brydall (b. 1635?), English law-writer, son of John Brydall, of Jesus College, Cambridge, and of St. Alban's Hall, Oxford, and of the Rolls, a captain...
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Migration of the Bridel family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Bridel (post 1700)
- Bedrich Bridel (1619-1680), Czech baroque writer, poet, and missionary
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