The ancestors of the name Brydoak date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Brydoak family lived in Yorkshire
, as well as Lancashire
. The surname Brydoak was also found in Manchester, and in the neighboring town of Oldham, where it still thrives.
Early Origins of the Brydoak family
The surname Brydoak was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brydoak family
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Brydoak Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Brydoak are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Brydoak include: Brideoake, Brideoke, Bridoake, Brydoake, Brydock, Brydok, Bridduck, Bridock and many more.
Early Notables of the Brydoak family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brydoak family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brydoak or a variant listed above: James Bridduck who arrived in Nevis in 1663.