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Bradford meaning and name origin
Bradford \b-radfo-rd, br(ad)-ford\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bradford is "broad ford". Transferred use of the surname and place name. Name of the first governor of the Plymouth colony, William Bradford (17th century). Another William Bradford (18th century) was a printer who played an important part in the American Revolution.
Bradford has 3 variant forms: Braddford, Bradfurd and Brad.
A baby name that sounds like Bradford is Bartow.
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Popularity of Bradford
Bradford is a very popular first name for men (#467 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#536 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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