The origins of the Britterip name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from 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
which mean badger and trap, respectively. It denoted a place where badgers were snared.
Early Origins of the Britterip family
The surname Britterip 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.
Early History of the Britterip family
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Britterip Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Britterip were recorded, including Broadrip, Broadripp, Broadrib, Broadribb, Broderip, Brodrib, Broddripp, Brodripe and many more.
Early Notables of the Britterip family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Britterip family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Britterip family emigrate to North America: John Broadrip who settled in Nevis in 1654; Thomas Broadripe settled in Barbados in 1685; William Broddripp settled in Barbados in 1660.