Bradner Family History
Bradner Name Meaning
English (mainly Somerset): habitational name from Bradnor in Herefordshire, so named with Old English brad ‘broad’ (dative -an) + ora ‘hill slope’. Possibly an altered spelling of the South German surname Brettner, an occupational name for someone who cut shingles or boards, from an agent derivative of Middle High German bret ‘board’, or in some cases perhaps a habitational name for someone from Bretten in Baden.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press