Braddock Name Study

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Date: 26 Jun 2016
Surnames/tags: Braddock Braddick Bradock
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Welcome to the

"History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past,
trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive it's echoes
and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days."
Sir Winston Spencer Churchill"

This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname Braddock and its variants. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader (Campbell Braddock), add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.

Also, See: Braddock List

The Braddock Surname is 54,389th most common surname in the world, with approximately 8,644 people who bear the name. The Braddock surname is most prevalent in the United States and the highest density is in New Zealand.


The ultimate purpose of this Name Study is to connect all Braddock families together, but this is nearly impossible to connect all Braddock's together, however, this name study helped connect two big Braddock families together in the United States.

What You Can Do

  1. Work cooperatively together with other Braddock profile managers to create the best Braddock tree possible.
  2. Add the category for Braddock Name Study to profiles using a location to better organise and identify family lines. See the ONS FAQ page for instructions.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources to Braddock profiles.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies for Braddock profiles.
  5. Check for duplicates and request merges.
  6. If you are a male with the Braddock surname or a variant and haven't already, please consider testing your yDNA through the Braddock Family Tree DNA Project so that we can all have a better understanding of our heritage and possibly make new discoveries.
  7. Do you have a Braddock profile you are especially proud of? Let Campbell know and we will feature it on this page.

Braddock Surname

This surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'of the broad-oak,' from residence thereby; compare Ash, Birch, Sc. A Lancashire-Yorkshire surname (v. Brideoake). Ralph Brideoake of Manchester (1613-78) became Bishop of Chichester. He was also known as Briddock, v. Dictionary of National Biography vi. 313. (a) Local, 'of Braddock,' a parish in Cornwall; but I do not find any representatives.
1575. William Braddock, Corpus Christi Coll.': Register of the University of Oxford.
1584. Thomas Braddock: ibid.
1695-6. William Hill and Frances Bradick: Marriage Lic. (London).
1751. Married — James Braddock and Mary Moss: St. George's Chapel, Mayfair.

A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, written: 1872-1896 by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley P.146a Download PDF (52.3MB)

The Braddock Coat of arms hereby Illustrated is Officially documented in Burke's General Armory, The original Description of the arms (Shield) is as follows:

"SA, A bend engr. Ar. In the Sinister Chief an Engle Displ, or."
When translated the blazon also describes the original colours of the Braddock Arms as:
"Black; A silver diagonal engrailed bend; in the upper third at left, a gold eagle, wings spread."....Burke's General Armory"

Meaning; The spelling of Braddock is from Old English: brād, meaning broad, and āc, meaning oak.
Similar Names; Top Similar Names compared to the surname BRADDOCK, Braddick, Briddock, Braddeck, Broddock and Barddock

Braddock Brick Walls

  1. John N Braddock was born about 1809 in Connecticut, United States, He married Sarah Fuller in 1831, not much is known about him.
  2. John Bradock (Braddock) was born around 1774 in England, he married Henrietta Bridget Thompson in 1798. Oldest Known Ancestor of Clan 3

Braddock Clans

Braddock's on WikiTree are sorted in clans (Groups), these clans only have people who were born with the Braddock Surname or its variants

  1. Clan 1 - Consists of over 332 Braddock's, including Campbell (Leader of BNS) and his family, with famous artists and war heroes, the oldest ancestor is Edward Braddock (bef. 1552)
  2. Clan 2 - Consists of 21 people, This family is from the same county and town as Braddock clan 1(Cheshire), however, we can't find any birth record for Daniel Braddock who married Hannah Royl in Mottram-in-Longdendale.
  3. Clan 3 - Consists of 50 people, Most Braddock's from New Zealand belong in this clan, the oldest ancestor is John Braddock b.1774
  4. Clan 4 - Consists of 6 family members, this family is very small and they lived in India, Australia and New Zealand, Oldest ancestor is John Braddock, his orgians are unknown.
  5. Clan 5 - Consists of 259 family members, the family has many uncertain links and connections that were created by people who wanted to be related to General Edward Braddock., Oldest ancestor was Edward Braddock (1650 - 1725)

Braddock Reference and Research

Best Website for info and Statistics
Braddock Surname Database
Braddock Surname Origins and Meaning
Braddock Surname on Wikipedia

Profile Examples

Do you have a Braddock profile you are especially proud of? Let Campbell know and we will feature it on this page.

Jonas A Braddock - researched by Campbell

Graham Braddock - researched by Campbell


Distribution Worldwide
Flag Ranking Country Incidence Frequency Rank in Nation
1United States6,1201: 52,3326,338
2England1,0381: 52,0236,714
3Australia4051: 58,1887,115
4New Zealand3101: 14,667 2,424

Surname distribution statistics are generated from a global sample of 1.6 billion people. Information From;

Wikitree Statistics

Notable Braddock's

Notable Braddock's on WikiTree
Photo Name Year Description
Edward Braddock1695-1755Scottish solder, Commander-in-chief during at the start of the French and Indian War
James Braddock
(Needs WikiTree Profile)
1854-?He was an English cricketer who played for Lancashire in one match in 1873 _ Wikipedia
Elizabeth Margaret "Bessie" Braddock (née Bamber)
(Needs WikiTree Profile)
1899-1970British Labour Party politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Liverpool Exchange division from 1945 to 1970
James Braddock1905-1974 American boxer who was the world heavyweight champion from 1935 to 1937
Russell Braddock 1956-2016 New Zealand mountaineer who died in a 600-metre-long avalanche when climbing the Mont Blanc du Tacu in France on 20 June 2016
Robert Valentine "Bobby" Braddock
(Needs WikiTree Profile)
1940 American Country songwritter, member of the Nashville Songwritters Hall of Fame.
Graham Braddock1940sGraham is a New Zealand Artist, and Art teacher, with American art sales and gallery founder.
Jim Braddock
(Needs WikiTree Profile)
1960s American North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball player, recipient of the McDonald's All-American Trophy

Fictional Characters and Locations

Captain Britain (aka Brian Braddock)

Fictional characters and locations are very important when researching a surname expressly if the name is not common like the Braddock surname, it is not known why the directors and writers chose a name like Braddock for their character but it would be great to know.

Fictional Characters
Photo Character Name First appearance Publisher/Director Description
Matt Braddock1952D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd fictional World War II bomber pilot who first appeared in prose adventures the story paper The Rover
Benjamin Braddock (Played by Dustin Hoffman)1967 Mike Nichols Ben Braddock is a fictional charactor from the film named The Graduate, Ben is 21-year-old and a recent college graduate with no well-defined aim in life.
James "Jamie" Braddock, Jr.1976Marvel Comics Jamie is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men
Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock1976Marvel Comics Psylocke (Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock) is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men
Colonel James Braddock (Played by Chuck Norris)1984Joseph Zito fictional US military officer in Missing in Action (film) series.
Annie Braddock (Played by Scarlett Johansson)2007Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini Annie Braddock is a fictional 21-year-old character from the film The Nanny Diaries, which was released on August 24, 2007
Fictional Locations
Photo Location Name First appearance Publisher Description
Braddock Steele2002Artix Entertainment LLC Braddock Steele is a fictional suburb of Soluna City in the online game BattleOn!
Braddock Pass2013Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive Braddock Pass is a small fictional valley located in Blaine County, San Andreas, appearing in one of the biggest video games Grand Theft Auto V

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On 3 Jan 2017 at 15:31 GMT Pete Hudson wrote:

Very impressive! You ask for feedback for improvement, I would suggest you put Great Britain or United Kingdom, rather than England (especially with the Union flag). The spelling of Braddock is from Old English: brād, meaning broad (not bride), and āc, meaning oak. Under 'Braddock Reference and Research' ...Surname Organs should be Origins I guess.

On 27 Jun 2016 at 21:53 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:

Well done! ;-)