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The English surname Bruggs derives from the Old Norse word "bryggja." It is the Northern English form of the word bridge.

Early Origins of the Bruggs family


The surname Bruggs was first found in Yorkshire, about the year 1275, at Wakefield. Within the next century it had branched into Cumberland, and even further north to Aberdeenshire in Scotland. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Hugh ate Brugge and Roger ate Brugge in Oxfordshire while the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Juliana del Bryg, Robertus atte Brig and Ricardus atte Brygg. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Between the 11th and 15th century there were numerous recordings of various members of the family name as they flourished in the north and into Scotland.

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Early History of the Bruggs family

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Early History of the Bruggs family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruggs research.
Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1382, 1504, 1628, 1633, 1684, 1561, 1630, 1642, 1704 and are included under the topic Early Bruggs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bruggs Spelling Variations

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Bruggs Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Brigg, Briggs, Brigge and others.

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Early Notables of the Bruggs family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Bruggs family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bruggs family to Ireland

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Migration of the Bruggs family to Ireland


Some of the Bruggs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bruggs family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Bruggs family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Clement Briggs who settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1621; Walter Briggs of Scituate, Massachusetts in 1643; Seth Briggs settled in Virginia in 1635.

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The Bruggs Motto

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The Bruggs Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortiter et Fideliter
Motto Translation: Boldly and faithfully.


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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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