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Brady Family History

Brady Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brádaigh ‘descendant of Brádach’, a byname the meaning of which is not clear. It is unlikely to be connected with Gaelic bradach ‘thieving’, ‘dishonest’, which has a short first vowel.

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

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586,137 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
97,968 Military Records
89,010 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Brady Families

  • Number of Brady families
     1,179 - 2,356
     394 - 1,178
     1 - 393
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brady families
     709 - 1,416
     237 - 708
     1 - 236
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Brady families
     348 - 694
     117 - 347
     1 - 116
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Brady Family Origin

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Brady Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Brady

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Brady Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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