Broxton Family History

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Broxton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Browston in Suffolk, recorded in Domesday Book as Brockestuna, from the Old English personal name Brocc (from Old English brocc ‘badger’) + Old English tun ‘settlement’, or from Broxton in Cheshire, an obscure name, possibly from Old English burgæsn ‘burial place’. Possibly an altered spelling of German Broxten, a variant of Broxtermann (see Broxterman).

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

Similar surnames: Croxton, Braxton, Buxton, Roston, Brenton, Brinton, Rowton, Croston

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Broxton Family Origin

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Broxton Family Occupations

What did your Broxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Broxton. A less common occupation for the Broxton family was Lead Miner. The most common Broxton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Broxton's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Dressmaker

  • Lead Miner


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

Broxton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Broxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broxton 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 257 immigration records available for the last name Broxton. 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 Broxton. For the veterans among your Broxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Broxton Life Expectancy

What is the average Broxton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Broxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Broxton in 1942 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Broxton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Broxton 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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