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Coat of Arms, Briegis-Bridges of Bridgnorth.

This design is a cross sable on tincture argent, meaning a black cross on a white background. In the centre of the cross is a small yellow charge. This is the head of some kind of big cat.

The name 'Bruges' is a variation on the word 'bridge' as with the Flemish city. It is seen written as 'Bruges', 'Brugis' and 'Bridges', among other variations. This name referred to those living near a bridge. The English Bruges family were originally seated as Lords of the Manor in Buckinghamshire, where they are from.

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Record number BDNNM:1000-801

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