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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bridges. 2% of Bridges men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Bridges women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bridges were Colliery Hewer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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

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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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