Brydake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient history of the Brydake name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Yorkshire, as well as Lancashire. The surname Brydake was also found in Manchester, and in the neighboring town of Oldham, where it still thrives.
Early Origins of the Brydake family
The surname Brydake was first found in Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brydake family
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Brydake Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Brydake include Brideoake, Brideoke, Bridoake, Brydoake, Brydock, Brydok, Bridduck, Bridock and many more.
Early Notables of the Brydake family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Ralph Brideoake (1613-1678), the Bishop of Chichester. He "was of lowly parentage, being, according to Wood, the son of Richard Brideoake, or Briddock, of Cheetham...
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Migration of the Brydake family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brydake or a variant listed above: James Bridduck who arrived in Nevis in 1663.