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Bridie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The story of the Bridie family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Bridie family lived in Perth and Arbroath, in Angus where the name can be found since very early times.

Early Origins of the Bridie family


The surname Bridie was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Bridie family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bridie research.
Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1451, 1453, 1513, and 1667 are included under the topic Early Bridie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bridie Spelling Variations


Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Bridie has appeared Bryde, Brydie, Bridie, Breeddie, Briddie, Bride and many more.

Early Notables of the Bridie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bridie family to Ireland


Some of the Bridie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bridie family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Bridie name:

Bridie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Bridie, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Bridie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Bridie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARINER 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Mariner.htm
  • Sarah Bridie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARINER 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Mariner.htm
  • Robert Bridie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARINER 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Mariner.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Bridie (post 1700)


  • James Bridie (1888-1951), Scottish author
  • Bridie Kean (b. 1987), Australian wheelchair silver and bronze medalist basketball player

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARINER 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Mariner.htm

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