Broad Family History

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Broad Name Meaning

nickname for a stout or fat person, from Middle English brode. from the Old English personal name Brada (from brad ‘broad’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Broady, Bream, Bold, Breed, Brian, Hoad, Brott, Rod, Bray, Broer

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Broad Family Origin

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Broad Family Occupations

What did your Broad ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Broad. 2% of Broad men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Broad women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Broad were Farmworker and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Gardener
  • Farmworker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Broad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 99,000 census records available for the last name Broad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broad census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Broad. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Broad. For the veterans among your Broad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Broad Life Expectancy

What is the average Broad lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Broad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Broad in 1950 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Broad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Broad ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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