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Bridgewater Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bridgwater in Somerset; the water which the bridge at Bridgwater crosses is the Parrett river, but the place name actually derives from Brigewaltier, i.e. ‘Walter’s bridge’, after Walter de Dowai, the 12th-century owner.

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


Similar surnames: Broadwater, Bridgham, Bridge, Redgate, Bridgeman, Vandewater

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Bridgewater Family Origin

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Bridgewater Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Chain Maker

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%

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

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Bridgewater Life Expectancy

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