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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

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Bridge Family Origin

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Bridge Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bridge family was Carpenter. The most common Bridge occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Bridge's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bridge.

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