Anglo-Saxon name Brydach comes from the family having resided in Yorkshire, as well as Lancashire. The surname Brydach was also found in Manchester, and in the neighboring town of Oldham, where it still thrives.
Early Origins of the Brydach family
Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brydach family
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Brydach Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Brideoake, Brideoke, Bridoake, Brydoake, Brydock, Brydok, Bridduck, Bridock and many more.
Early Notables of the Brydach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brydach family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brydachs to arrive on North American shores: James Bridduck who arrived in Nevis in 1663.
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