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Bridgewater Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bridgwater in Somerset; the water which the bridge at Bridgwater crosses is the Parrett river, but the place name actually derives from Brigewaltier, i.e. ‘Walter’s bridge’, after Walter de Dowai, the 12th-century owner.

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


Similar surnames: Broadwater, Bridgham, Bridge, Redgate, Bridgeman, Vandewater

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Bridgewater Family Origin

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Bridgewater Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Labourer

    50%

In 1881, Farmer and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bridgewater. The most common Bridgewater occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Bridgewater's were Farmers.

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