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When i first started doing my genealogy research I only had pen and paper to correspond and record with. On going back over these papers I have discovered a letter from a Thomas KILBRIDGE also known as Thomas BRIDGEMAN. He mentions that often the KILBRIDGE name was used as BRIDGEMAN. Can anyone help me in regards to this family

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on 2008-01-13 05:05:57

grrl , from New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2007. is researching the following names: WYND, WARNEFORD, BRIDGEMAN and 19 other(s).

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by peggymanson on 2008-01-24 21:47:37

my grandfather was john kilbrige

by grrl on 2008-02-23 07:25:25

Do you know of any family stories of the name Bridg(e)man also being used or of any knowledge of the Bridg(e)man family who lived in Limerick, Ireland

by bostonjp on 2008-03-09 04:13:21

My grandfather was Thomas Kilbridge of Bridgewater MA, USA. I believe his father came over from Ireland. I have often heard stories about my great grandfather using both the name Kilbridge and Bridgeman.

by ngairedith on 2008-03-09 07:34:09

Hi - that is uncanny, I was just looking up some Bridgeman this afternoon - a site that may be of help is BRIDGEMAN

by Netball on 2019-11-24 06:29:11

My husband's grandfather was Thomas Bridgeman/Kilbridge. When they emigrated to New Zealand they changed the surname, evidently because the Kil in Kilbridge sounded too gruesome and they wanted to be accepted here in New Zealand. Thomas married Margaret Ann McCulloch in 1917, went off to war and returned to fing he had a daughter Anna Davy Bridgeman. Anna, known to us as Daye, had a sister Gertrude, known as Greta.

by grrl on 2022-08-24 12:31:51

It's been a while since I have looked at this site. Mostly because I have ventured into the DNA world of genealogy. Another couple of years on I am now doing a One Name Study on the surname Bridgman/Bridgeman and any other variations of the spelling which also includes Kilbridge. This came about after having travelled to Ireland twice and meeting relatives. Before I delved into DNA several families told me they were related but did not know how. I have managed to work out where they fit in and that is what sparked my interest in the One-Name Study.
Any descendants or people researching this surname are more than welcome to contact me, either, by responding here or my email,

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