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Broughton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places in all parts of England called Broughton. The first element is variously Old English broc ‘brook’, burh ‘fortress’, or beorg ‘hill’, ‘mound’; the second is in all cases Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Boughton, Roughton, Troughton, Houghton, Haughton, Stoughton, Oughton

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Broughton Family Origin

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Broughton Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Cotton Weaver

    2%

In 1881, the most common Broughton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 3% of Broughton's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Broughton. A less common occupation for the Broughton family was Cotton Weaver.

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Broughton Historical Records

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Broughton Life Expectancy

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