Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Brydyck is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Yorkshire
, as well as Lancashire
. The surname Brydyck was also found in Manchester, and in the neighboring town of Oldham, where it still thrives.
Early Origins of the Brydyck family
The surname Brydyck was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brydyck family
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Brydyck Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Brydyck has been spelled many different ways, including Brideoake, Brideoke, Bridoake, Brydoake, Brydock, Brydok, Bridduck, Bridock and many more.
Early Notables of the Brydyck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brydyck family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Brydycks to arrive in North America: James Bridduck who arrived in Nevis in 1663.