Meaning and Origin of: Bainbridge

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Lives near the pale bridge, bridge over white water

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from Bainbridge in North Yorkshire, named for the Bain river on which it stands (which is named with Old Norse beinn ‘straight’) + Old English brycg ‘bridge’.
  • A family of this name was very prominent in Princeton, NJ, from the mid 17th century.