Last Name BRADFORD

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Meaning Local: Of Bradford, parishes in West Ridding Yorks, Wilts, Dorset, Somerset, and Devon. Also two townships in county Northumberland, and a township, now a suburb, of Manchester.
Local: A town on the 'Avon,' in Wiltshire, England, whence the surname is derived, and which signifies 'the broad ford,' there being at that place a ford across the Avoa.
Origin English, Jewish, Irish

Rank 586 (2000 US census) 536 (1990 US census)
Count 51,726 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 67.27%, or 34796 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 28.47%, or 14726 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.35%, or 181 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.6%, or 310 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.72%, or 890 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.6%, or 828 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


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