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This is an early medieval Anglo-Scottish surname. Recorded in a surprising number of spellings including Bradly, Bradley, Braudly, Broadley, Bruidley, Braidley, Breadley, Bradlie, Bradeley, Pradley, and Radley, it is residential and originates either from the varied villages called Bradley, or from now lost places which had the meaning of a 'broad clearing suitable for agriculture'. Derived from the pre 7th century English word "brad-leah", a large number of the English places are recorded in the famous Domesday Book of William, the Conqueror in 1086. Given a little French twist the spellings shown are Bradelei, Bradelea, and Bradelie, and from these it is easy to see how many of the later variant surname forms developed...

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Carl Raymond Bradley

We know he married in Ireland to a Roseanna / Anna / Ann Mcgonagall and they left for Pennsylvania USA. He bore a coat of Arms and it was a blue shield with a single Boars head center with a sword piercing it from top to bottom with 3 drops of blood falling from the tip of the sword. His Family originated from the North of Ireland and that his family was the chieftain of the name and they was of the grandson of Subine meann.


William Bradley left from Cork, Ireland in 1822 and went to Pennsylvania USA family originally came from BallyBrollaghan Ireland

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