Broadway Family History

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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

What did your Broadway ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farm Labourer

  • Cabinet Maker


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Broadway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Broadway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broadway 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Broadway. 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 Broadway. For the veterans among your Broadway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Broadway Life Expectancy

What is the average Broadway lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Broadway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Broadway in 1945 was 43, and 68 in 2004.

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