Show ContentsBrydson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

As a Scottish name, Brydson is derived from the Gaelic "Mac Gille Brighde," meaning "son of the servant of (St.) Brigit." The Scottish Gaelic word for church "cill Bríghde," became a place name (Kilbride, in Lanarkshire) and some bearers of Brydson may have originally taken their surnames from this.

Early Origins of the Brydson family

The surname Brydson was first found in Arran, an island in North Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, in the Firth of Clyde, where the name has long existed, although the name's earliest recorded roots are from County Donegal in Ireland. According to legend, both the Scottish and the Irish branches are descended from the son of the servant of (St.) Brigit, the virgin Abbess of Kildare who died 525 A.D.

Early History of the Brydson family

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Brydson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacBride, McBride, Macbryde, Macbraid, MacBridan, McKillbride, McGillbride, Macilvride, Mackelbreed, McBryde, Bridson, Brydson, Kilbride, Gilbride,MacBridan, MacIlvride, MacBraid and many more.

Early Notables of the Brydson family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Brydson family to Ireland

Some of the Brydson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Brydson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brydson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • David W Brydson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1848 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brydson (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Brydson (1806-1855), Scottish poet, born in Glasgow in 1806 [2]

  1. 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)
  2. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019 on Facebook