The name Bryditch is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in Yorkshire
, as well as Lancashire
. The surname Bryditch was also found in Manchester, and in the neighboring town of Oldham, where it still thrives.
Early Origins of the Bryditch family
The surname Bryditch was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bryditch family
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Bryditch Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bryditch were recorded, including Brideoake, Brideoke, Bridoake, Brydoake, Brydock, Brydok, Bridduck, Bridock and many more.
Early Notables of the Bryditch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bryditch family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bryditch family emigrate to North America: James Bridduck who arrived in Nevis in 1663.