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Bradfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Berkshire Devon Essex Suffolk South Yorkshire and elsewhere named Bradfield from Old English brād ‘broad’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Brayfield, Bearfield, Hadfield, Banfield, Padfield, Cranfield

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Where is the Bradfield family from?

You can see how Bradfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bradfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bradfield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Bradfield families living in Ohio. This was about 36% of all the recorded Bradfield's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bradfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bradfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bradfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bradfield. 18% of Bradfield men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Bradfield women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bradfield were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Bradfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bradfield census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bradfield. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Bradfield. For the veterans among your Bradfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bradfield lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bradfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bradfield in 1940 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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