Waldridge Family History

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Waldridge Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from Waldridge in County Durham (probably named with Old English wall ‘wall’ + hrycg ‘ridge’). However, in the British Isles, the surname is most common in Suffolk; it may be that another place similarly named, but lost, is the origin.

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

Similar surnames: Aldridge, Baldridge, Sandridge, Dandridge, Walbridge, Holdridge

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Waldridge Family Origin

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Waldridge Family Occupations

What did your Waldridge ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Waldridge occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 25% of Waldridge's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, General Smith and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waldridge. A less common occupation for the Waldridge family was Turnkey H.M.'s Gaol.

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  • Blacksmith

  • General Smith

  • Painter

  • Turnkey H.M.'s Gaol


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Waldridge ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Waldridge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Waldridge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waldridge 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 84 immigration records available for the last name Waldridge. 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 289 military records available for the last name Waldridge. For the veterans among your Waldridge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waldridge Life Expectancy

What is the average Waldridge lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Waldridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Waldridge in 1957 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waldridge

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waldridge ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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