Bryden Family History

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Bryden Name Meaning

probably a habitational name from a place now lost. The surname is most common in southwestern Scotland. Reaney suggests that it is a metonymic occupational name for a bridle maker, from Old French bridon ‘bridle’.

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

Similar surnames: Dryden, Ryden, Broden, Boyden, Breden, Bowden, Roden, Braden, Arden

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Bryden Family Origin

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Bryden Family Occupations

What did your Bryden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bryden occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Bryden's were Farmers. Farmer, School and School Teacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bryden. A less common occupation for the Bryden family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • School Teacher

  • Baker


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Bryden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Bryden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bryden 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bryden. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bryden. For the veterans among your Bryden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bryden Life Expectancy

What is the average Bryden lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bryden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bryden in 1955 was 59, and 63 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bryden 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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