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The Anglo-Saxon name Bridgeford comes from when the family resided in Nottinghamshire, where they resided in two villages, East and West Bridgford.

Bridgeford Early Origins



The surname Bridgeford was first found in Nottinghamshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bridgeford Spelling Variations


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Bridgeford 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 Bridgeford include Brigford, Bridgeford, Bridgford, Brigeford, Bridgfort, Bridgefort, Bridgeforte and many more.

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Bridgeford Early History


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Bridgeford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bridgeford research. Another 385 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1500, and 1673 are included under the topic Early Bridgeford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bridgeford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bridgeford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bridgeford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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:

Bridgeford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Bridgeford who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Bridgeford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Bridgeford in America in 1768

Bridgeford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Bridgeford, aged 37, arrived in Rhode Island in 1812

Bridgeford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Bridgeford, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bridgeford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bridgeford (post 1700)




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bridgeford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bridgeford Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2014 at 09:44.

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