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Bridwell Name Meaning

English (Wiltshire): habitational name from Bridwell in Uffculme (Devon) or Bridewell in Westbury (Wiltshire) both of which are probably named after a well or spring dedicated to Saint Bride or a stream frequented by birds (Old English bridd + wella ‘well spring stream’). Compare Bridewell .

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


Similar surnames: Bidwell, Birdwell, Bradwell, Bridewell, Bardwell, Rodwell, Bramwell

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Where is the Bridwell family from?

You can see how Bridwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bridwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bridwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Bridwell families living in Virginia. This was about 22% of all the recorded Bridwell's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Bridwell families in 1840.
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What did your Bridwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bridwell. 26% of Bridwell men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Bridwell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bridwell were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bridwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bridwell 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 654 immigration records available for the last name Bridwell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bridwell. For the veterans among your Bridwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bridwell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bridwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bridwell in 1944 was 27, and 71 in 2004.

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