Broaddus Family History

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Broaddus Name Meaning

probably a variant (reflecting a local pronunciation) of the English topographic name Broadhouse, from Old English brad ‘broad’, ‘extensive’ + hus ‘house’. alternatively, perhaps, a habitational name from Broadwas in Worcestershire, which is named with Old English brad + an unattested element wæsse ‘alluvial land’.

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

Similar surnames: Broadway, Broady, Broadhurst, Broaden, Broadus, Broad, Braddy

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Broaddus Family Origin

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Broaddus Family Occupations

What did your Broaddus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Broaddus family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Broaddus. The most common Broaddus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Broaddus's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Broaddus Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 444 immigration records available for the last name Broaddus. 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

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Broaddus Life Expectancy

What is the average Broaddus lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Broaddus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Broaddus in 1945 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

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