The ancient roots of the Bridoake family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Bridoake comes from when the family lived in Yorkshire
, as well as Lancashire
. The surname Bridoake was also found in Manchester, and in the neighboring town of Oldham, where it still thrives.
Early Origins of the Bridoake family
The surname Bridoake was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bridoake family
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Bridoake Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Bridoake has appeared include Brideoake, Brideoke, Bridoake, Brydoake, Brydock, Brydok, Bridduck, Bridock and many more.
Early Notables of the Bridoake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bridoake family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bridoake arrived in North America very early: James Bridduck who arrived in Nevis in 1663.