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Bradbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places so called, in several counties, all first recorded fairly late. The etymology is generally Old English brad ‘broad’ + burh ‘fort’ (see Bury), but Bradbury in County Durham is recorded in Old English as Brydbyrig, the first element probably being Old English bred ‘board’. This is probably also the first element in Bradbury, Cheshire.

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


Similar surnames: Bradburn, Woodbury, Banbury, Gadbury, Bradley, Bradner, Hanbury

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Bradbury Family Origin

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Bradbury Family Occupations

What did your Bradbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bradbury. 2% of Bradbury men worked as a General Labourer and 49% of Bradbury women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bradbury were Incapacitated and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    1%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Incapacitated
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    49%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    1%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bradbury Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 195,000 census records available for the last name Bradbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bradbury census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Bradbury. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Bradbury. For the veterans among your Bradbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bradbury Life Expectancy

What is the average Bradbury lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bradbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bradbury in 1940 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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