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Broughton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places in all parts of England called Broughton. The first element is variously Old English broc ‘brook’, burh ‘fortress’, or beorg ‘hill’, ‘mound’; the second is in all cases Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Boughton, Roughton, Troughton, Houghton, Haughton, Stoughton, Oughton

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Broughton Family Origin

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Broughton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • F

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Machinist

    4%

In 1881, the most common Broughton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Broughton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Broughton family was Machinist. Farmer, F and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Broughton.

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Broughton Life Expectancy

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