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Bradt Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a trickster, from Old French barat, Middle Dutch baraet, beraet ‘deceit’, ‘fraud’, ‘ruse’. Norwegian: variant of Braaten or Bratt.

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


Similar surnames: Bratt, Brant, Brandt, Brad, Brass, Brader, Brais, Brint, Brodt, Graft

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Where is the Bradt family from?

You can see how Bradt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bradt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bradt families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 101 Bradt families living in New York. This was about 94% of all the recorded Bradt's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bradt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bradt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bradt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bradt. 21% of Bradt men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Bradt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bradt were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Bradt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bradt 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 Bradt. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bradt. For the veterans among your Bradt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bradt lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bradt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Bradt in 1952 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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