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The name Briterip is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Somerset, where they took their name from the parish of Bawdrip. The place-name first appears in the Domesday Book in 1086, as Bagetrep. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English terms bage and trep, which mean badger and trap, respectively. It denoted a place where badgers were snared.

Briterip Early Origins



The surname Briterip was first found in Kent 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.

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Briterip Early History


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Briterip Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Briterip research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 112 and 1120 are included under the topic Early Briterip History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Briterip Spelling Variations


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Briterip Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Briterip has been spelled many different ways, including Broadrip, Broadripp, Broadrib, Broadribb, Broderip, Brodrib, Broddripp, Brodripe and many more.

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Briterip Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Briterip Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Briterip Notables 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Briterips to arrive in North America: John Broadrip who settled in Nevis in 1654; Thomas Broadripe settled in Barbados in 1685; William Broddripp settled in Barbados in 1660.

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