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Bridge Family History

Bridge Name Meaning

English: from Middle English brigge ‘bridge’ Old English brycg applied as a topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper or a habitational name from any of the places called with this element as for example Bridge in Kent or Bridge Sollers in Herefordshire. Building and maintaining bridges was one of the three main feudal obligations along with bearing arms and maintaining fortifications. The cost of building a bridge was often defrayed by charging a toll the surname thus being acquired by the toll gatherer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ridge, Bridges, Prigge, Brindle, Burridge, Akridge, Riege, Wride

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Where is the Bridge family from?

You can see how Bridge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bridge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bridge families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 3,051 Bridge families living in Lancashire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Bridge's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Bridge families in 1891.
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What did your Bridge ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Bridge. 8% of Bridge men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Bridge women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bridge were Incapacitated and Cotton Weaver. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Cotton Weaver
    4%
  • Retired
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Cotton Weaver
    2%
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Census Records

There are 173,000 census records available for the last name Bridge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bridge census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Bridge. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Bridge. For the veterans among your Bridge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bridge lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bridge in 1941 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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