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Bradner Name Meaning

English (mainly Somerset): habitational name from Bradnor in Herefordshire, so named with Old English brad ‘broad’ (dative -an) + ora ‘hill slope’. Possibly an altered spelling of the South German surname Brettner, an occupational name for someone who cut shingles or boards, from an agent derivative of Middle High German bret ‘board’, or in some cases perhaps a habitational name for someone from Bretten in Baden.

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


Similar surnames: Bradney, Radner, Brader, Radney, Trainer, Brager, Brauner, Rader

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Bradner Family Origin

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Bradner Family Occupations

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In 1881, Dress Maker and Shoemaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bradner. The most common Bradner occupation in Canada was Dress Maker. 50% of Bradner's were Dress Makers.

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  • Dress Maker

    50%
  • Shoemaker

    50%

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Bradner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bradner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bradner 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 Bradner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Bradner. For the veterans among your Bradner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bradner Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bradner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bradner in 1956 was 48, and 67 in 2004.

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