The ancestors of the Bryde family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. They lived in Perth and Arbroath, in Angus
where the name can be found since very early times.
Early Origins of the Bryde family
The surname Bryde was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, 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 Bryde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bryde research.Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1451, 1453, 1513, and 1667 are included under the topic Early Bryde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bryde Spelling Variations
In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations
were the result. Over the years, the name Bryde has been spelled Bryde, Brydie, Bridie, Breeddie, Briddie, Bride and many more.
Early Notables of the Bryde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bryde family to Ireland
Some of the Bryde family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 93 words (7 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 Bryde family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, Ireland
, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan
societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Bryde:
Bryde Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Bryde, who arrived in Virginia in 1730 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Eleanor Bryde who settled in New England in 1766
Contemporary Notables of the name Bryde (post 1700)
- Johan Bryde (1858-1925), Norwegian ship-owner, whaler and businessperson, eponym of Bryde's whale
- Brun-Otto Bryde, German legal scholar and a judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany