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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bridgman

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Alt. Meaning

B is for buoy, you encourage those you see.

R is for realist, the way you are.

I is for important, the search for all parts of life that are

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

G is for gracious, it shows everyday.

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bridgman

Laura was born on December 21st, 1829 in Hanover, New Hampshire. She breathed her last breath on May 24th, 1889.


Percy Williams Bridgman was a scientist in the field of physics. Percy was born on April 21st, 1882 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. He breathed his last breath on August 20th, 1961.


George Bridgman was a in the fields of painting, visual arts education, anatomy, and figure drawing. George was born in 1865. He died in 1943.


Mel Bridgman is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1975 to 1989. Mel was born on April 28th, 1955 in Trenton, Ontario.


He holds the title D.D.. Elijah was born on April 22nd, 1801 in Belchertown, Massachusetts. Elijah is also known as Bridgman and E. C.. He passed away on November 2nd, 1861.


Margaret Bridgman was a Member of Parliament for Surrey North. Margaret was born on January 10th, 1940 in Kimberley, British Columbia. She died on January 4th, 2009.


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Popularity of Bridgman as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bridgman U.S.
  White 90.15% 64.26%
  African American 4.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bridgman

People with the last name Bridgman are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bridgman

  • How Popular is the name Bridgman? As a last name Bridgman was the 12,435th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Bridgman? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Bridgman was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Bridgman: Your name in reverse order is Namgdirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mnagribd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bridgman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,498 people with the last name Bridgman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bridgman? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bridgman as their last name since less than 1 person in 118k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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