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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English, Irish
Pronounced Pron. BAYN-bridge  [key]
Other Forms FormsBainbrydge, Banbrigge, Bainbridge

Meaning & History

Bridge over the Bain, An English town named for its place on the river Bain, now used as a surname. Lives near the bridge over the white water

habitational name from Bainbridge in North Yorkshire, named for the Bain river on which it stands

Famous Bearers:
A family of this name was very prominent in Princeton, NJ, from the mid 17th century.
Added 7/13/2011 by armydad3_8
Edited 11/7/2014 by LMS and Frollein Gladys