Bradshaw Family History

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Bradshaw Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Bradshaw, for example in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, from Old English brad ‘broad’ + sceaga ‘thicket’.

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

Similar surnames: Brayshaw, Bradham, Crawshaw, Redshaw, Cranshaw, Bagshaw, Braham

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Bradshaw Family Origin

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Bradshaw Family Occupations

What did your Bradshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bradshaw occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Bradshaw's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Bradshaw family was Agricultural Labourer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bradshaw.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bradshaw ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bradshaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bradshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bradshaw 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bradshaw. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bradshaw. For the veterans among your Bradshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bradshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Bradshaw lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bradshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bradshaw in 1940 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bradshaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bradshaw 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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