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Bridger Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Middle English brigge brugge ‘bridge’ (Old English brycg) denoting either someone who lived near a bridge or the keeper of a bridge. See Bridge . Americanized form of German Brücker (see Brucker ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bridges, Bricker, Bridge, Rider, Brunger, Ridler, Brugger, Kriger

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Where is the Bridger family from?

You can see how Bridger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bridger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bridger families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Bridger families living in Virginia. This was about 26% of all the recorded Bridger's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Bridger families in 1840.
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What did your Bridger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bridger. 25% of Bridger men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Bridger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bridger were Salesman and Cook. .

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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
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Bridger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bridger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bridger. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bridger. For the veterans among your Bridger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bridger lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bridger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Bridger in 1957 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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