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Bridges Family History

Bridges Name Meaning
English: variant of Bridge. The -s generally represents the genitive case, but may occasionally be a plural. In some cases this name denoted someone from the Flemish city of Bruges (Brugge), meaning ‘bridges’, which had extensive trading links with England in the Middle Ages.

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

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244,872 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Bridges Families

  • Number of Bridges families
     288 - 574
     97 - 287
     1 - 96
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bridges families
     488 - 974
     163 - 487
     1 - 162
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bridges families
     36 - 69
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bridges Family Origin

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Bridges Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bridges

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Bridges Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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