Bridewell Family History

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Bridewell Name Meaning

English (Wiltshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a well dedicated to St. Bride or by a stream frequented by birds (Old English bridd).

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

Similar surnames: Bridwell, Bradwell, Bracewell, Bidwell, Birdwell, Kidwell, Briddell

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Bridewell Family Origin

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Bridewell Family Occupations

What did your Bridewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bridewell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Bridewell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bridewell family was Gen'L Merchant. Farmer, Engineer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bridewell.

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  • Farmer

  • Engineer

  • Laborer

  • Gen'L Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bridewell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bridewell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bridewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bridewell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 195 immigration records available for the last name Bridewell. 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 Card

There are 585 military records available for the last name Bridewell. For the veterans among your Bridewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bridewell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bridewell lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bridewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Bridewell in 1959 was 52, and 50 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bridewell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bridewell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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