Broadwell Family History

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Broadwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and Warwickshire named Broadwell, from Old English brad ‘broad’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Bradwell, Bramwell, Rodwell, Bromwell, Bridwell, Broadway, Brockwell

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Broadwell Family Origin

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Broadwell Family Occupations

What did your Broadwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Broadwell family was Baker. Oil Miller, Steam Thrasher (Ag Mach Attendt) and Army Pensioner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Broadwell. The most common Broadwell occupation in the UK was Oil Miller. 12% of Broadwell's were Oil Millers.

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  • Oil Miller

  • Steam Thrasher (Ag Mach Attendt)

  • Army Pensioner

  • Baker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Broadwell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Broadwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Broadwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broadwell 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 704 immigration records available for the last name Broadwell. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Broadwell. For the veterans among your Broadwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Broadwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Broadwell lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Broadwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Broadwell in 1949 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Broadwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Broadwell 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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