How can I find out if my father legally changed his name?

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My father was born Wilbur Brandt.  My mother always knew him as William Bradley.  How do I find out if he legally cahnged his name?
WikiTree profile: Wilbur Woodside
in Genealogy Help by Shannon Verissimo G2G Crew (880 points)

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Check the 1930 and 1940 census and see how he was named there.

Seek his birth, marriage and death certificates and compare those. Might give you a timeline of when he went by which name. Then that will help you pinpoint a closer time to seek a legal name change.
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