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Delbridge Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): from either of two places called Thelbridge in Devon but most likely the one in Roborough recorded as Thelbrigg in 1318 and Delbridge in 1558–79 from which a medieval surname is known to have arisen. A possible alternative is Thelbridge Barton (Devon) recorded as Thelebrig in 1242 and Delbridge in 1577 but no clear evidence has been found for a surname from this place. Both placenames are derived from Old English Thelbrycg ‘plank bridge’. Other possibilities include Elbridge (Kent) recorded as Thelebrigge in 1187 and possibly Ellbridge (Cornwall) where initial Th- has been mistaken for the definite article and dropped. However no early evidence has been found to link either place with the modern surname whose presence in 17th-century Cornwall and 18th-century Kent is probably best explained as migration of the Devon surname. Americanized form of German Delbrück a habitational name from any of several places called Dellbrücke in Schleswig-Holstein near Paderborn and near Cologne. The placename denotes a boarded crossing through swampy terrain.

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


Similar surnames: Bridge, Cambridge, Corbridge, Walbridge, Partridge, Ashbridge

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You can see how Delbridge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Delbridge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Delbridge families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 131 Delbridge families living in Devon. This was about 34% of all the recorded Delbridge's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Delbridge families in 1891.
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What did your Delbridge ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Delbridge. 18% of Delbridge men worked as a Farmer and 83% of Delbridge women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delbridge were School Teacher and Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Insurance Agent
    12%
  • Foreman Joiner
    12%
  • School Teacher
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
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What is the average Delbridge lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Delbridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Delbridge in 1949 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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