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Bradwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Bradwell of which there are examples in Buckinghamshire Derbyshire Essex Somerset Suffolk and elsewhere from Old English brād ‘broad’ + well(a) ‘spring stream’. Compare Broadwell .

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


Similar surnames: Broadwell, Bridwell, Bramwell, Bagwell, Bracewell, Banwell, Chadwell

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Where is the Bradwell family from?

You can see how Bradwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bradwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bradwell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Bradwell families living in South Carolina. This was about 36% of all the recorded Bradwell's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Bradwell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bradwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bradwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bradwell. 35% of Bradwell men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Bradwell women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bradwell were Clerk and Farmer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Secretary
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Bradwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bradwell 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 Bradwell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bradwell. For the veterans among your Bradwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bradwell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bradwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Bradwell in 1957 was 71, and 62 in 2004.

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