Bradley Family History

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Bradley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places throughout England named Bradley, from Old English brad ‘broad’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Scottish: habitational name from Braidlie in Roxburghshire. Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Brolcháin.

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

Similar surnames: Badley, Bramley, Radley, Brailey, Bradney, Barley, Crawley, Bailey

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Bradley Family Origin

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Bradley Family Occupations

What did your Bradley 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 Bradley. 8% of Bradley men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Bradley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bradley were Bricklayer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated

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

Bradley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Bradley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bradley 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 99,000 immigration records available for the last name Bradley. 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 170,000 military records available for the last name Bradley. For the veterans among your Bradley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bradley Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bradley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bradley in 1942 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bradley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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