Bridgforth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Bridgforth is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in Nottinghamshire, where they resided in two villages, East and West Bridgford.
Early Origins of the Bridgforth family
The surname Bridgforth was first found in Nottinghamshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bridgforth family
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Bridgforth Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bridgforth has been recorded under many different variations, including Brigford, Bridgeford, Bridgford, Brigeford, Bridgfort, Bridgefort, Bridgeforte and many more.
Early Notables of the Bridgforth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bridgforth family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bridgforth or a variant listed above: James Bridgeford who arrived in Virginia in 1663; and Elizabeth Bridgeford in America in 1768.