Bridgewater Family History
14-Day Free Trial
GIVE ME ACCESS
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