Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Bridgefoot is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Nottinghamshire, where they resided in two villages, East and West Bridgford.
Early Origins of the Bridgefoot family
Nottinghamshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bridgefoot family
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Bridgefoot Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bridgefoot has been spelled many different ways, including Brigford, Bridgeford, Bridgford, Brigeford, Bridgfort, Bridgefort, Bridgeforte and many more.
Early Notables of the Bridgefoot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bridgefoot family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bridgefoots to arrive in North America: James Bridgeford who arrived in Virginia in 1663; and Elizabeth Bridgeford in America in 1768.
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