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Trowbridge Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English treow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

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

Similar surnames: Corbridge, Woodbridge, Stockbridge, Bridge, Ashbridge, Bainbridge

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Trowbridge Family Origin

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Trowbridge Family Occupations

What did your Trowbridge ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trowbridge. The most common Trowbridge occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Trowbridge's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Trowbridge family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Trowbridge Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Trowbridge Life Expectancy

What is the average Trowbridge lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Trowbridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Trowbridge in 1952 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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