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Brydone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Brydone family


The surname Brydone was first found in Roxburghshire, 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 Brydone family


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Brydone Spelling Variations


The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Brydone has been spelled Bryden, Briden, Brydin, Bridyne, Brydyne, Brydon, Bridane, Brydone and many more.

Early Notables of the Brydone family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brydone family to the New World and Oceana


The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Brydone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Brydone, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

Brydone Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Janet Brydone, aged 36, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1920
  • Jean Brydone, aged 43, who settled in America, in 1920
  • John Brydone, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Brydone (post 1700)


  • Thomas Brydone (1837-1904), Scottish-born, New Zealand land company manager and freezing industry developer
  • Patrick Brydone FRSE, FRS, (1741-1819), Scottish traveller and author, Comptroller of the Stamp Office
  • James Marr Brydone (1779-1866), Scottish surgeon who served in the British fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar, best known as the person who sighted the Franco-Spanish fleet without the use of a glass

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