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Bridge Name Meaning

English: from Middle English brigge ‘bridge’, Old English brycg, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge, a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this element, as for example Bridge in Kent or Bridge Sollers in Herefordshire. Building and maintaining bridges was one of the three main feudal obligations, along with bearing arms and maintaining fortifications. The cost of building a bridge was often defrayed by charging a toll, the surname thus being acquired by the toll gatherer.

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


Similar surnames: Ridge, Bridges, Prigge, Brindle, Burridge, Akridge, Riege, Wride

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Bridge Family Origin

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Bridge Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bridge family was Seaman. Farmer, Cooper and School Teacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bridge. The most common Bridge occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Bridge's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Cooper

    9%
  • School Teacher

    4%
  • Seaman

    4%

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Bridge Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Bridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bridge in 1941 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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