Bridges Family History

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Bridges Name Meaning

English: variant of Bridge. The -s generally represents the genitive case, but may occasionally be a plural. In some cases this name denoted someone from the Flemish city of Bruges (Brugge), meaning ‘bridges’, which had extensive trading links with England in the Middle Ages.

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

Similar surnames: Bridge, Brydges, Bridger, Brines, Ridge, Fridge, Bridgers, Bridgett

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Bridges Family Origin

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Bridges Family Occupations

What did your Bridges ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bridges occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Bridges's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bridges. A less common occupation for the Bridges family was Farmer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bridges ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bridges Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 261,000 census records available for the last name Bridges. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bridges 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Bridges. 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 Card

There are 57,000 military records available for the last name Bridges. For the veterans among your Bridges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bridges Life Expectancy

What is the average Bridges lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bridges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bridges in 1940 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bridges ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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