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The origins of the Bridgford name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Bridgford was originally derived from a family having lived in Nottinghamshire, where they resided in two villages, East and West Bridgford.

Bridgford Early Origins



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

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Bridgford Spelling Variations


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

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Bridgford Early History


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Bridgford Early History



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

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Bridgford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bridgford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bridgford 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:

Bridgford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Barbara A. Bridgford, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States from Chelmsford, U.S.A., in 1910
  • Mary Jane Bridgford, aged 59, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bridgford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bridgford (post 1700)



  • Kim Bridgford (b. 1959), American award-winning poet, editor, college professor, fiction writer, and critic
  • Sharon Bridgford, American playwright, touring artist and teacher
  • Thomas Bridgford (1812-1878), English-born, Irish portrait artist
  • Charles Haig Bridgford (d. 1993), Australian politician

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Bridgford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bridgford 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 14 June 2017 at 22:36.

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