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Aldridge Family History

Aldridge Name Meaning

variant of Aldrich. habitational name from a place in the West Midlands called Aldridge; it is recorded in Domesday Book as Alrewic, from Old English alor ‘alder’ + wic ‘dwelling’, ‘farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Waldridge, Eldridge, Aldredge, Alridge, Holdridge, Akridge, Selfridge

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Where is the Aldridge family from?

You can see how Aldridge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aldridge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aldridge families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,367 Aldridge families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Aldridge's in the UK. London had the highest population of Aldridge families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Aldridge surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Aldridge ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Aldridge. 8% of Aldridge men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Aldridge women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aldridge were Gardener and Private Means.

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Bricklayer
    4%
  • Gardener
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

There are 211,000 census records available for the last name Aldridge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aldridge 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Aldridge. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Aldridge. For the veterans among your Aldridge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aldridge lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Aldridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Aldridge in 1942 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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