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Broome Family History

Broome Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Broom(e) or Brome from Old English brōm ‘broom gorse’. There are such places in Bedfordshire County Durham Norfolk Shropshire Suffolk Worcestershire and elsewhere.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Groome, Brooke, Bloome, Roome, Broom, Groomes, Rooke, Froom, Bloom

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Where is the Broome family from?

You can see how Broome families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Broome family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Broome families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 30 Broome families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Broome's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Broome families in 1911.
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What did your Broome ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Broome. 38% of Broome men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Broome women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Broome were Farmers Son and Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Labourer
    29%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farmers Son
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
    60%
  • Farmer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Broome. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broome census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Broome. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Broome. For the veterans among your Broome ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Broome lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Broome life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Broome in 1942 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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