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Bradshaw Family History

Bradshaw Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the places called Bradshaw, for example in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, from Old English brad ‘broad’ + sceaga ‘thicket’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

2,123,392 Historical Documents with Bradshaw on Ancestry.com
602,808 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
42,651 Military Records
57,687 Immigration Records
332,396 Census and Voter Lists
1,087,850 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bradshaw Families

  • Number of Bradshaw families
     197 - 391
     66 - 196
     1 - 65
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bradshaw families
     2,436 - 4,869
     813 - 2,435
     1 - 812
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bradshaw families
     62 - 122
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bradshaw census records

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Bradshaw Family Origin

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Bradshaw Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bradshaw

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Bradshaw Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bradshaw census records

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Bradshaw Civil War Service Records

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