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Broadway Name Meaning

habitational name from places called Broadway, in Worcestershire and Somerset, from Old English brad ‘broad’, ‘extensive’ + weg ‘way’, ‘road’, or a topographic name with the same meaning. See also Bradway. possibly a habitational name from Broadwey in Dorset, ‘the broad manor on the Wey river’, named with Old English brad ‘broad’ prefixed to Wey, an ancient pre-English river name.

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


Similar surnames: Bradway, Broady, Radway, Broaddus, Rodway, Broadwater, Broadwell

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Broadway Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    100%

In 1881, the most common Broadway occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 100% of Broadway's were Carpenters.

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