The history of the Brideoak family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Yorkshire
, as well as Lancashire
. The surname Brideoak was also found in Manchester, and in the neighboring town of Oldham, where it still thrives.
Early Origins of the Brideoak family
The surname Brideoak was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brideoak family
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Brideoak Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Brideoak include Brideoake, Brideoke, Bridoake, Brydoake, Brydock, Brydok, Bridduck, Bridock and many more.
Early Notables of the Brideoak family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brideoak family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brideoak or a variant listed above: James Bridduck who arrived in Nevis in 1663.