Bridger Family History

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Bridger Name Meaning

English: variant of Bridge. Americanized form of German Brücker (see Brucker).

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

Similar surnames: Bridges, Bricker, Bridge, Rider, Brunger, Ridler, Brugger, Kriger

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Bridger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bridger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bridger. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Italy


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Bridger Family Origin

Where is the Bridger family from?

Bridger Family Occupations

What did your Bridger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bridger occupation in Canada was Clerk. 33% of Bridger's were Clerks. Clerk and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bridger. A less common occupation for the Bridger family was Farmers Son.

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  • Clerk

  • Farmer

  • Farmers Son


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

Bridger Historical Records

What Bridger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Bridger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bridger 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bridger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Bridger. For the veterans among your Bridger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bridger Life Expectancy

What is the average Bridger lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bridger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Bridger in 1957 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bridger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bridger 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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