What does Bradford mean?

Definitions for Bradford
ˈbræd fərdbrad·ford

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bradford, William Bradfordnoun

    United States printer (born in England) whose press produced the first American prayer book and the New York City's first newspaper (1663-1752)

Wiktionary

  1. Bradfordnoun

    A town in West Yorkshire, England.

  2. Bradfordnoun

    derived from the surname, of mostly American usage.

  3. Etymology: Various place names in England, from brad "broad" + ford "ford".

Wikipedia

  1. Bradford

    Bradford is a city in West Yorkshire, England. Bradford had a population of 349,561 at the 2011 census. It is the second-largest subdivision of the West Yorkshire Built-up Area after Leeds, which is approximately 8.6 miles (14 km) to the east. The City of Bradford district had a population of 546,412, making it the 7th most populous district in England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Bradford grew in the 19th century as an international centre of textile manufacture, particularly wool. It was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, and amongst the earliest industrialised settlements, rapidly becoming the "wool capital of the world"; this in turn gave rise to the nicknames "Woolopolis" and "Wool City". Lying in the eastern foothills of the Pennines, the area's access to supplies of coal, iron ore and soft water facilitated the growth of Bradford's manufacturing base, which, as textile manufacture grew, led to an explosion in population and was a stimulus to civic investment; Bradford has a large amount of listed Victorian architecture including the grand Italianate City Hall. Bradford became a municipal borough in 1847, and received its charter as a city in 1897. Since local government reform in 1974, Bradford's city limits have been within the City of Bradford metropolitan borough. From the mid-20th century, deindustrialisation caused Bradford's textile sector and industrial base to decline and, since then, it has faced similar economic and social challenges to the rest of post-industrial Northern England, including poverty, unemployment and social unrest. Bradford has a significant economy within the Yorkshire and the Humber region; it is the third-largest at around £10 billion, which is mostly provided by financial and manufacturing industries. Bradford has also emerged as a tourist destination, becoming the first UNESCO City of Film with attractions such as the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford City Park, the Alhambra theatre and Cartwright Hall. The city is the UK City of Culture for 2025 having won the designation on 31 May 2022.

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  1. bradford

    Bradford is a city located in West Yorkshire, England, known for being part of the early 19th century Industrial Revolution and its significant textile industry. The name can also refer to an individual's name, a protein assay used in biochemistry, or various places in North America. The interpretation of 'Bradford' would depend on the context it is being used in.

Wikidata

  1. Bradford

    Bradford lies at the heart of the City of Bradford, a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, in Northern England. It is situated in the foothills of the Pennines, 8.6 miles west of Leeds, and 16 miles northwest of Wakefield. Bradford became a municipal borough in 1847, and received its charter as a city in 1897. Following local government reform in 1974, city status was bestowed upon the wider metropolitan borough. Bradford forms part of the West Yorkshire Urban Area conurbation which in 2001 had a population of 1.5 million and is the fourth largest urban area in the United Kingdom with the Bradford subdivision of the aforementioned urban area having a population of 293,717. Bradford is also part of the Leeds-Bradford Larger Urban Zone, the third largest in the UK after London and Manchester, with an estimated population in the 2004 Urban Audit of 2.4 million. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Bradford rose to prominence during the 19th century as an international centre of textile manufacture, particularly wool. It was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, and amongst the earliest industrialised settlements, rapidly becoming the "wool capital of the world". The area's access to a supply of coal, iron ore and soft water facilitated the growth of Bradford's manufacturing base, which, as textile manufacture grew, led to an explosion in population and was a stimulus to civic investment; Bradford has fine Victorian architecture including the grand Italianate City Hall.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bradford

    a Yorkshire manufacturing town, on a tributary of the Aire, 9 m. W. of Leeds; it is the chief seat of worsted spinning and weaving in England, and has an important wool market; coal and iron mines are at hand, and iron-works and machinery-making are its other industries. Also the name of a manufacturing town on the Avon, in Wilts.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Bradford

    From the Anglo-Saxon Bradenford, “broad ford.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BRADFORD

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bradford is ranked #628 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bradford surname appeared 54,015 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 18 would have the surname Bradford.

    64.7% or 34,986 total occurrences were White.
    29.1% or 15,718 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 1,350 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 1,340 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 346 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 275 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bradford in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bradford in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Bradford in a Sentence

  1. Ajay Mahajan:

    Our unit is funded solely from donations that come in from the Bradford supporters and the people of Bradford, it's a unique relationship. The fire was not a nice thing to happen, but there are so many things to come out of it.

  2. Thomas Braden:

    Tom Bradford was very much like me, his family came first. His career was second. It was the same with me.

  3. Jason Smith:

    Working-class people have become disillusioned with Labour, in Bradford West, they're looking towards George Galloway. In Bradford South, they're looking towards UKIP.

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