The lineage of the name Bridoak begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived by a large, broad oak tree. The surname is derived from the Old English words brad,
which means broad,
which means oak.
Early Origins of the Bridoak family
The surname Bridoak was first found in Kent
where one of the first records of the name was Geoffrey Brodhok who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. Thomas del Brodok was listed a few years later in the Assize Rolls of 1282 and later Thomas Broddock was listed in the Nonarum Inquisitiones for Essex
in 1341. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Bridoak family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bridoak research.Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1643, 1623, 1680, 1660, 1679, 1656, 1719, 1695, 1755, 1672 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Bridoak History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bridoak Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bridoak has undergone many spelling variations
, including Braddock, Braddick, Braddocke and others.
Early Notables of the Bridoak family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Allen Brodrick (1623-1680), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1660 and 1679; John Braddocke (1656-1719), an English divine from Shropshire; General Edward Braddock (1695-1755), British general in the French and Indian... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bridoak Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bridoak family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bridoak were among those contributors: Nathan Braddock who settled in Virginia in 1635; Nicholas Braddon, who came to America in 1685; James Braddick, who arrived in Virginia in 1704; Henry Braddock was a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1739.