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Cambridge Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCambridge. English: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Cambridge: one in Gloucestershire, the other in Cambridgeshire (the university city). Until the late 14th century the latter was known as Cantebrigie ‘bridge on the (river) Granta’, from a Celtic river name meaning ‘marshy river’. Under Norman influence Granta- became Cam-. It seems likely, therefore, that the surname derives mainly from the much smaller place in Gloucestershire, recorded as Cambrigga (1200–10), and named for the Cam, a Celtic river name meaning ‘crooked’, ‘winding’.

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


Similar surnames: Corbridge, Partridge, Bridge, Eastridge, Delbridge, Akridge

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Cambridge occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Cambridge's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cambridge family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cambridge.

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