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Akridge Name Meaning

Possibly English, a habitational name from a place with a name meaning ‘oak ridge’, as for example Aikrigg in Cumbria (from Old Norse eik ‘oak’ + hryggr ‘ridge’), or any of the many places called Oakridge (from Old English ac + hrycg). However, neither Akridge nor Oakridge are found as surnames in current English records.

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

Similar surnames: Bridge, Ridge, Attridge, Claridge, Waldridge, Aldridge, Ashbridge

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Where is the Akridge family from?

You can see how Akridge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Akridge family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Akridge families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Akridge families living in Georgia. This was about 55% of all the recorded Akridge's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Akridge families in 1840.
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What did your Akridge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Akridge. 30% of Akridge men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Akridge women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Akridge were Farming and Laundress.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Laundress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 123 immigration records available for the last name Akridge. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Akridge. For the veterans among your Akridge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Akridge lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Akridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Akridge in 1944 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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