Broaden Family History

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Broaden Name Meaning

Perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived in a broad valley, Old English brad ‘broad’ + denu ‘valley’. Alternatively, perhaps, an altered spelling of Irish Braden.

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

Similar surnames: Brogden, Bowden, Braden, Broadbent, Boden, Broady, Borden, Roaden

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Broaden Family Origin

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Broaden Family Occupations

What did your Broaden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Broaden. 34% of Broaden men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Broaden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Broaden were General Patternmaker and Paid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
  • Gas Works Labourerleavy
  • General Patternmaker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook housekeeper
  • House Duties
  • Paid Domestic Duties

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

Broaden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Broaden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broaden 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 42 immigration records available for the last name Broaden. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Broaden. For the veterans among your Broaden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Broaden Life Expectancy

What is the average Broaden lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Broaden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Broaden in 1958 was 57, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Broaden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Broaden 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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