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Bridgewater Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bridgwater in Somerset; the water which the bridge at Bridgwater crosses is the Parrett river, but the place name actually derives from Brigewaltier, i.e. ‘Walter’s bridge’, after Walter de Dowai, the 12th-century owner.

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


Similar surnames: Broadwater, Bridgham, Bridge, Redgate, Bridgeman, Vandewater

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Bridgewater Family Origin

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Bridgewater Family Occupations

What did your Bridgewater ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bridgewater family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bridgewater. The most common Bridgewater occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Bridgewater's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Bridgewater Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bridgewater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bridgewater 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bridgewater. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bridgewater. For the veterans among your Bridgewater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bridgewater Life Expectancy

What is the average Bridgewater lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bridgewater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Bridgewater in 1946 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bridgewater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bridgewater 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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