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The BRADSHAW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 40,794 769 0.015 151
United States (1880 census) 9,293 645 0.019 186
Change since 1880 +31501 -124 -0.004 -35
Other Countries
Australia 2,897 539 0.018 177
United Kingdom 15,398 378 0.034 335
Top States for BRADSHAW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 4,189 617 0.020 201
North Carolina 3,467 318 0.043 431
California 2,683 1271 0.008 79
Florida 2,203 949 0.014 138
Virginia 1,948 442 0.028 275
Top States for BRADSHAW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 1,108 208 0.050 496
North Carolina 3,467 318 0.043 431
Idaho 465 318 0.036 359
Arkansas 846 410 0.032 316
Missouri 1,634 398 0.029 292


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BRADSHAW live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BRADSHAW represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BRADSHAW in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BRADSHAW by picking someone at random in Utah than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BRADSHAW

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BRADSHAW surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BRADSHAW surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BRADSHAW in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 636 1.56
Mixed Race 620 1.52
Native American/Alaskan 216 0.53
Asian/Pacific 143 0.35
White (Caucasian) 32,823 80.46
Black/African American 6,356 15.58

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BRADSHAW surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BRADSHAW in historical publications

BRADSHAW. A chapelry, co. Lancaster, " where the BradshaAvs have llourislied from the time of the Saxons, the present owner thereof being Thon)as Bradshaw Isherwood, Esq." B.L.G. Bradshaw, near the Peak of Derbyshire, gave name to another ancient family. Lysons.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to BRADSHAW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BRADSHAW.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BRADSHAW

The following words are slight variants of BRADSHAW that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.