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Broadbent Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from a minor place in Lancashire, near Oldham, named Broadbent, from Old English brad ‘broad’ (see Broad) + beonet ‘bent grass’.

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


Similar surnames: Broaden, Broady, Broadwell, Broadstreet, Bradney, Bradwell, Bradner

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Broadbent Family Origin

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Broadbent Family Occupations

What did your Broadbent ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Broadbent family was Builder. The most common Broadbent occupation in Canada was Farmer. 48% of Broadbent's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Brass Finisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Broadbent.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Brass Finisher

    3%
  • Builder

    3%

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

Broadbent Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Broadbent. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broadbent 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Broadbent. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Broadbent. For the veterans among your Broadbent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Broadbent Life Expectancy

What is the average Broadbent lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Broadbent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Broadbent in 1943 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Broadbent

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Broadbent 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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