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The ancestry of the name Bridgman can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a name for a dweller by or "keeper of the bridge" in various parts of England.

Bridgman Early Origins



The surname Bridgman was first found in Sussex where one of the first records of the name was John Brygeman who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of that county in 1296. The next reference of the name was John Bregman who was listed in 1310 in Essex. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
A few years later, John Bruggemon was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Warwickshire of 1332. The same reference listed two versions of the following entry: William Breggeman and William atte Bregge. In the Yorkshire Poll Tax records of 1379, we found Johannes Brigeman. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Bridgman Spelling Variations


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Bridgman Spelling Variations



Bridgman has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Bridgeman, Bridgman and others.

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Bridgman Early History


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Bridgman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bridgman research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1647, 1577, 1652, 1568, 1638, 1682, 1671, 1682, 1606, 1674, 1640, 1642, 1649, 1701, 1646, 1699, 1685, 1687, 1692, 1699, 1695, 1764, 1577 and 1652 are included under the topic Early Bridgman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bridgman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bridgman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Dr. John Bridgeman (1577-1652), Bishop of Chester who purchased the manor of Great Lever from the Assheton family, re-built the Hall, and resided here during some part of the Rebellion. The Bishop's eldest son, Sir Orlando Bridgeman, chief Baron of the exchequer, and afterwards lord...

Another 152 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bridgman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bridgman In Ireland


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Bridgman In Ireland



Some of the Bridgman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bridgmans to arrive on North American shores:

Bridgman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Bridgman settled in Virginia in 1636
  • James Bridgman, who landed in Hartford, Conn in 1640
  • Daniell Bridgman, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Jacob Bridgman, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • Thomas Bridgman settled in Virginia in 1654
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bridgman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thornton Bridgman arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Thornton Bridgman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Bridgman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Bridgman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848
  • George Bridgman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Woodstock" in 1851
  • Edward Bridgman (aged 20), a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bridgman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bridgman (post 1700)



  • Frederick Arthur Bridgman (1847-1928), American artist
  • Elijah Coleman Bridgman (1801-1861), American missionary in China
  • Percy Williams Bridgman (1882-1961), American physicist who won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the physics of high pressures
  • Laura Dewey Bridgman (1829-1889), American blind/deaf/mute teacher
  • Sir Orlando Bridgman (1608-1674), English conveyancer and judge
  • David Bridgman (b. 1960), Australian architect from Darwin
  • Melvin John Bridgman (b. 1955), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey centre
  • George Bridgman (1865-1943), Canadian anatomist and artist

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nec Temere Nec Timide
Motto Translation: Neither rashly nor timidly.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  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)

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Bridgman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bridgman 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.

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