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|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 404 people with the Brackenridge surname? In that year Brackenridge was ranked number 3175 for popularity in the UK.|
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"BRACKENRIDGE, BRECKENWDGE, BREKONRIDCE. These surnames are confined mainly to Lanarkshire and Ayrshire, though occurring in the Edinburgh Marriage Register as far back as 1600 in the forms Brakinrig, Brackenrig, Braikingrig and Braikenrig. The surname is derived from the lands of Brackenrig in the old barony of Avondale in Lanarkshire. The yard of John of Bracanryggis in Glasgow is mentioned in 1454 (LCD., p. 177), Johannes Brakanryg was sergeant of the upper baronie of Renffrew in 1454, and Robart Brakenrig witnessed a letter of reversion in 1504 (Pollok, i, p. 175, 224), William Braikinrig in elevens complained of having been assaulted in 1629 (RFC., 2. ser. in, p. 189), and John Breckinrig is mentioned as a servitor in Lanarkshire in 1634 (Laing, 2139). Braickenrig 1662, Brakanrie 1504, Bracanrie 1510, Breakenrig 1679, Breckanrig 1686, Brikinrig 1661. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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