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Bradney Family History

Bradney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Somerset named Bradney from Old English brād ‘broad’ (dative -an) + ēg ‘island’.

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


Similar surnames: Bradner, Bradley, Radney, Rodney, Bradway, Barney, Radley, Adney

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Where is the Bradney family from?

You can see how Bradney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bradney family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bradney families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Bradney families living in Ohio. This was about 56% of all the recorded Bradney's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bradney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bradney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bradney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bradney. 24% of Bradney men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Bradney women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bradney were Carpenter 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
    24%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bradney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bradney 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bradney. 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 475 military records available for the last name Bradney. For the veterans among your Bradney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bradney lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bradney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Bradney in 1959 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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