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Bradford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places, large and small, called Bradford; in particular the city in West Yorkshire, which originally rose to prosperity as a wool town. There are others in Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Greater Manchester, Norfolk, Somerset, and elsewhere. They are all named with Old English brad ‘broad’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Radford, Branford, Trafford, Crawford, Blandford, Cranford, Bamford

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Bradford Family Origin

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Bradford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bradford family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bradford. The most common Bradford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Bradford's were Farmers.

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Bradford Historical Records

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Bradford Life Expectancy

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