Kilbride Family History

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Kilbride Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Brighde (Irish) or Mac Gille Brighde (Scottish) ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Brigit’, more often Anglicized as McBride. The name Brighid (modern Brigit) means ‘exalted’. Brighid was probably originally a pagan fire goddess, many of whose attributes became attached to the historical figure of St. Brigit of Kildare (452–523), founder of the first Irish convent. Scottish: habitational name from any of the various places with this name, from Gaelic cill Bríghde ‘church of St. Brigit’ (cill being from Latin cella ‘room’, ‘cell’).

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


Similar surnames: Gilbride, Mcbride, Kirkbride, Kilbane, Cambridge, Delbridge, Bride

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Kilbride Family Origin

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Kilbride Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kilbride family was Housekeeper. The most common Kilbride occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Kilbride's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Blacksmith and Gen Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kilbride.

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  • Coal Miner

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Gen Lab

    4%
  • Housekeeper

    4%

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Kilbride Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Kilbride. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kilbride 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kilbride. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kilbride. For the veterans among your Kilbride ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kilbride Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kilbride life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kilbride in 1945 was 41, and 85 in 2004.

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