Bridgeman Family History

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Bridgeman Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by or kept a bridge (see Bridge). Americanized form of German Bruckmann (see Bruckman).

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

Similar surnames: Briggeman, Brigman, Bridge, Brickman, Brugman, Riggleman, Bregman

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Bridgeman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bridgeman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bridgeman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Bridgeman Family Origin

Where is the Bridgeman family from?

Bridgeman Family Occupations

What did your Bridgeman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bridgeman. The most common Bridgeman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Bridgeman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bridgeman family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Bridgeman Historical Records

What Bridgeman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Bridgeman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bridgeman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bridgeman. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bridgeman. For the veterans among your Bridgeman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bridgeman Life Expectancy

What is the average Bridgeman lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bridgeman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bridgeman in 1941 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bridgeman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bridgeman 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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