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Meaning and Origin

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International Interest
  1. The name of several places in Northern England.
  2. A habitational surname​ derived from these places.
  3. (Britain) A former railway guide and timetable published by George Bradshaw
    Anthony Trolloppe - the Warden
    He was at breakfast at nine, and for the twentieth time consulted his to see at what earliest hour Dr Grantly could arrive from Barchester.

Notable Persons Named Bradshaw

Bradshaw was born on August 2nd, 1865. He left this life on April 17th, 1946.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw is a football player. Terry was born on September 2nd, 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.


Carrie Bradshaw is an author, writer at vogue magazine, columnist, and vogue (magazine).


Sufe Bradshaw is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Sufe was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Sally Bradshaw is a pop music and classical music musician. Her ongoing career started in 1979. Sally was born Sally Bradshaw in London, England.


Daphne Fowler is a quiz player, secretary, quiz, and quizplayer. Daphne was given the name Daphne Bradshaw on January 5th, 1939 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England.


Tom Bradshaw is a soccer player for the Walsall F.C., Aberystwyth Town F.C., Shrewsbury Town F.C., Wales national under-19 football team, and Wales national under-21 football team. Tom was born on July 27th, 1992 in Shrewsbury, England.


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Popularity of Bradshaw as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bradshaw U.S.
  White 78.07% 64.26%
  African American 16.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bradshaw

People with the last name Bradshaw are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bradshaw

  • How Popular is the name Bradshaw? Bradshaw is the 42,628th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bradshaw was the 818th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bradshaw have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 68 babies born with the first name Bradshaw in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bradshaw to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bradshaw? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Bradshaw first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bradshaw is Friday, February 18th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Bradshaw born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bradshaw was in 2007 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bradshaw: Your name in reverse order is Wahsdarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bswhadar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bradshaw? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 42,465 people with the last name Bradshaw.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bradshaw? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 14 of them will have Bradshaw as their last name.

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