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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 named 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

816,945 Historical Documents with Bridge on Ancestry.com
241,222 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
32,048 Military Records
14,842 Immigration Records
160,591 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Bridge Families

  • Number of Bridge families
     71 - 140
     24 - 70
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bridge families
     1,527 - 3,051
     510 - 1,526
     1 - 509
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bridge families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bridge Family Origin

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Bridge Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bridge

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Bridge Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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