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Bradford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places, large and small, called Bradford; in particular the city in West Yorkshire, which originally rose to prosperity as a wool town. There are others in Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Greater Manchester, Norfolk, Somerset, and elsewhere. They are all named with Old English brad ‘broad’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Radford, Branford, Trafford, Crawford, Blandford, Cranford, Bamford

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Bradford Family Origin

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Bradford Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bradford. A less common occupation for the Bradford family was Farmer. The most common Bradford occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Bradford's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Bradford Historical Records

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Bradford Life Expectancy

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