Bryden Family History

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Bryden Name Meaning

probably a habitational name from a place now lost. The surname is most common in southwestern Scotland. Reaney suggests that it is a metonymic occupational name for a bridle maker, from Old French bridon ‘bridle’.

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

Similar surnames: Dryden, Ryden, Broden, Boyden, Breden, Bowden, Roden, Braden, Arden

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Bryden Family Origin

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Bryden Family Occupations

What did your Bryden 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 Bryden. 5% of Bryden men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Bryden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bryden were Carpenter and Shorthand Typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bank Clerk
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Household Duties
  • Shorthand Typist

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

Bryden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Bryden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bryden 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bryden. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bryden. For the veterans among your Bryden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bryden Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bryden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bryden in 1955 was 59, and 63 in 2004.

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