Broadwater Family History

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Broadwater Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Sussex named Broadwater, from Old English brad ‘broad’ + wæter ‘water’, ‘river’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Broadway, Broadwell, Bradway, Freshwater, Bradner, Bradney

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Broadwater Family Origin

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Broadwater Family Occupations

What did your Broadwater ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Broadwater occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Broadwater's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Broadwater family was Oysterman. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Broadwater.

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Oysterman

    6%

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

Broadwater Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Broadwater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broadwater 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 Broadwater. 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 Broadwater. For the veterans among your Broadwater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Broadwater Life Expectancy

What is the average Broadwater lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Broadwater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Broadwater in 1952 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Broadwater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Broadwater 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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