Brydeck is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Brydeck family once lived in Yorkshire
, as well as Lancashire
. The surname Brydeck was also found in Manchester, and in the neighboring town of Oldham, where it still thrives.
Early Origins of the Brydeck family
The surname Brydeck was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brydeck family
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Brydeck 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 Brydeck family name include Brideoake, Brideoke, Bridoake, Brydoake, Brydock, Brydok, Bridduck, Bridock and many more.
Early Notables of the Brydeck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brydeck 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 Brydeck surname or a spelling variation of the name include: James Bridduck who arrived in Nevis in 1663.