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Bridwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from some minor place called Brid(e)well, as for example Bridwell in Uffculme, Devon, or Bridewell Springs in Westbury, Wiltshire; both are named with Old English br¯d ‘surging’ or br¯d ‘bride’ + well(a) ‘spring’ (perhaps a spring associated with a fertility cult). There may be other places so called with different derivations, for example from Old English bridd ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ or from St. Bride (see Kilbride).

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


Similar surnames: Bidwell, Birdwell, Bradwell, Bridewell, Bardwell, Rodwell, Bramwell

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Bridwell Family Origin

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Bridwell Family Occupations

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  • Charwoman

    33%
  • General Lab

    33%
  • Mason

    33%

In 1881, the most common Bridwell occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 33% of Bridwell's were Charwomans. Charwoman and General Lab were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bridwell. A less common occupation for the Bridwell family was Mason.

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