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Broadway Name Meaning

habitational name from places called Broadway, in Worcestershire and Somerset, from Old English brad ‘broad’, ‘extensive’ + weg ‘way’, ‘road’, or a topographic name with the same meaning. See also Bradway. possibly a habitational name from Broadwey in Dorset, ‘the broad manor on the Wey river’, named with Old English brad ‘broad’ prefixed to Wey, an ancient pre-English river name.

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


Similar surnames: Bradway, Broady, Radway, Broaddus, Rodway, Broadwater, Broadwell

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Broadway Family Origin

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Broadway Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%
  • Cabinet Maker

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Broadway family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Broadway occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Broadway's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Broadway.

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