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The BRIDGE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,958 5383 0.002 22
United States (1880 census) 2,001 2979 0.004 40
Change since 1880 +3957 -2404 -0.002 -18
Other Countries
Australia 1,684 966 0.010 103
United Kingdom 6,455 981 0.014 141

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of BRIDGE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BRIDGE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BRIDGE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BRIDGE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 227 3.81
White (Hispanic) 108 1.81
Mixed Race 71 1.19
Native American/Alaskan 25 0.42
Asian/Pacific 23 0.39
White (Caucasian) 5,504 92.38

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BRIDGE surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BRIDGE in historical publications

BRIDGE. From residence at one. The medieval forms are Ate-Bruge, Atte Brigge, &c. It has been pluralized in the forms of Bridges, Brydges, kc. ; and has given rise to Bridger and Bridgman. The A-Sax. is hricg ; whence Brigg and Briggs. In the H.R. Ave Jiave Ate Brugeende, i.e. ' at the bridge-end.' BRIDGE. The great barons by writ, De Fauconberg, were summoned to Parliament from 1295 till about 137G. The heiress married William, younger son of Ealph, 1st Earl of Westmoreland, who thereupon wrote himself W. Neville de Fauconbcrge. The name seems to be derived from an estate in Yorkshire, perliaps the same as that called in H.R. Fulkebrigge.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to BRIDGE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BRIDGE.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BRIDGE

The following words are slight variants of BRIDGE that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.