Brude is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the village of Bright, in Cheshire
. The name could have also been a nickname
for someone who was bright
or it could have been from the Old English word beorht
which means bright. CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
Early Origins of the Brude family
The surname Brude was first found in Cheshire
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 Brude family
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Brude Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brude family name include Bright, Brite and others.
Early Notables of the Brude family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brude family to Ireland
Some of the Brude family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brude family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Brude surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Francis Bright who came to Salem, Massachusetts in 1629; Henry Bright settled in New England
in 1630; John Bright settled in Virginia in 1651; Robert Bright arrived in Virginia in 1653.