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Bradley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Irish


The ancient Irish roots of the Bradley surname lie the Gaelic name O Brollacháin, most often Anglicized as Bradley.


Early Origins of the Bradley family


The surname Bradley was first found in counties Tyrone and Derry. A family name of the name from Derry is thought to have settled on the island of Iona, in the Scottish Hebrides around the year 1000.

Early History of the Bradley family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bradley research.
Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1029, 1097, 1100, 1202, 1175, 1164, 1164 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Bradley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bradley Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Brallahan, Brallaghan, Bralahan, Brallachain, Bralachain, McBrolohan, McBrolachan, McBrollahan, Brollahan, Brollachan, Brollaghan, Brollohan, Brolohan, McBrollohan, McBrolachin, McBrollaghan, McBrologhan, McBrolahan, O'Brolchen, O'Brollahchain, O'Brollohan, O'Brollahan, O'Brallaghan, O'Brologhan, O'Brolloghan and many more.

Early Notables of the Bradley family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Bradley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bradley family to Ireland


Some of the Bradley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bradley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bradley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Bradley, who settled in Maryland in 1634
  • Daniell Bradley, aged 29, who arrived in New England in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Dorothy Bradley, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Francis Bradley, who settled in New Haven, Conn. in 1650
  • Bartholomew Bradley, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bradley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nathan Bradley, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1701 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tho Bradley, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary Bradley, who arrived in Georgia in 1738 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Bradley, who landed in Virginia in 1769-1770 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Bradley, who arrived in New York in 1795 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bradley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patk Bradley, who landed in America in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Cath Bradley, who landed in America in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henry Bradley, who arrived in South Carolina in 1809 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Francis Bradley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Bradley, who landed in America in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bradley Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • William Bradley, who settled in Carbonear in 1675

Bradley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Bradley, who settled in Bonavista in 1787
  • John Bradley, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1798 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Bradley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Bradley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1823
  • Mary Bradley, aged 45, a widow, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Charles Bradley, aged 17, a shoemaker, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Mary Ann Bradley, aged 15, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Eliza Bradley, aged 10, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bradley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Bradley, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Richard Bradley, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • William Bradley, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Patrick Bradley, a cooper, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Patrick Bradley, a cooper, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bradley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis Bradley, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Elizabeth Bradley, aged 34, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • William Bradley, aged 12, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • James Bradley, aged 10, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Charlotte Bradley, aged 6, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bradley (post 1700)


  • Harold Ray Bradley (1926-2019), American guitarist and entrepreneur, inducted into the Musician's Hall of Fame in 2007
  • Charles Edward Bradley (1948-2017), American funk, soul and R&B singer
  • Major-General James Lester Bradley (1891-1957), American Chief of Staff, 4th Army (1940-1942) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) James Bradley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bradley/James_Lester/USA.html
  • Major-General Follett Bradley (1890-1952), American Air Inspector, Headquarters U.S. Army Air Forces, Washington, D.C. (1943-1944) [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) Follett Bradley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bradley/Follett/USA.html
  • Major-General Joseph Sladen Bradley (1900-1961), American Commanding General 25th Division, Korea (1948-1951) [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) Joseph Bradley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bradley/Joseph_Sladen/USA.html
  • General of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley (1893-1981), American Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949-1953) [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) of Bradley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bradley/Omar_Nelson/USA.html
  • Captain Willis Winter Bradley (1884-1954), Naval officer, a recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • William Warren "Bill" Bradley (b. 1943), American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, and former three-term Democratic U.S. Senator
  • Bill Bradley (b. 1943), American politician and professional Basketball Player, Democratic senator from New Jersey
  • Edward Rudolph Bradley (1941-2006), American broadcast journalist best known for twenty-six years of award-winning work on the CBS News television magazine 60 Minutes
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Bradley family



Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. John T Bradley (b. 1963), American Specialist 4th Class from Winchester, Kentucky, USA who died in the crash [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Ross Bradley (1920-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Mosman Park, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

HMS Cornwall

  • Wilfred Bradley (d. 1942), British Coder aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A

HMS Dorsetshire

  • John Bradley (d. 1945), British Able Seaman aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Kenneth J Bradley (b. 1923), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Leicester, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [12]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  • Mr. Harold Bradley (b. 1922), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Gateshead, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [12]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Thomas Bradley, English Trimmer from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Patrick Joseph Bradley (d. 1912), aged 39, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [14]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Mr. T. Bradley (d. 1912), aged 29, English Able Seaman from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [14]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Miss Bridget Delia Bradley, aged 22, Irish Third Class passenger from Kingwilliamstown, Cork who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 13 [14]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Patrick Joseph Bradley (1873-1912), Scottish fireman, member of the engineering crew aboard the RMS Titanic who died in the sinking [14]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

USS Arizona

  • Mr. Bruce Dean Bradley, American Seaman Second Class from Illinois, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [15]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html

Suggested Readings for the name Bradley


  • The Ancestors of Leland Shaw Bradley by Leland Shaw Bradley.
  • The Bradley Family by Frederick W. Bradley.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) James Bradley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bradley/James_Lester/USA.html
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) Follett Bradley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bradley/Follett/USA.html
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) Joseph Bradley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bradley/Joseph_Sladen/USA.html
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) of Bradley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bradley/Omar_Nelson/USA.html
  8. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550
  9. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  10. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
  11. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  12. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  13. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  14. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  15. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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