The ancestry of the name Bridock dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Yorkshire
, as well as Lancashire
. The surname Bridock was also found in Manchester, and in the neighboring town of Oldham, where it still thrives.
Early Origins of the Bridock family
The surname Bridock was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bridock family
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Bridock Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bridock have been found, including Brideoake, Brideoke, Bridoake, Brydoake, Brydock, Brydok, Bridduck, Bridock and many more.
Early Notables of the Bridock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bridock family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bridock, or a variant listed above: James Bridduck who arrived in Nevis in 1663.