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Aldridge Name Meaning

English:: from the Middle English personal names Alrich or Elrich and Aldrich or Eldrich representing any one of three Old English personal names Æthelrīc Ælfrīc and Ealdrīc formed respectively from æthel- ‘noble’ ælf ‘elf sprite’ and (e)ald ‘old honored’ + rīc ‘ruler’. habitational name from Aldridge (Staffordshire) Aldridge Grove in Hampden (Buckinghamshire) or from a similarly named unidentified place in the West Midlands recorded in Domesday Book as Alrewic from Old English alor ‘alder’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Waldridge, Eldridge, Aldredge, Alridge, Holdridge, Akridge, Selfridge

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Where is the Aldridge family from?

You can see how Aldridge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aldridge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aldridge families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 47 Aldridge families living in Indiana. This was about 17% of all the recorded Aldridge's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Aldridge families in 1840.
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What did your Aldridge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Aldridge. 21% of Aldridge men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Aldridge women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aldridge were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Aldridge. 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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There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Aldridge. For the veterans among your Aldridge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aldridge lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Aldridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Aldridge in 1942 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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