History of your Surname
Get access to Broadus family records.Start a free trial

Broadus Family History

Broadus Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Broaddus .

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

Similar surnames: Broaddus, Roads, Roades, Broadie, Brockus, Bolus, Braddy, Brass

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Broadus family from?

You can see how Broadus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Broadus family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Broadus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Broadus families living in Virginia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Broadus's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Broadus families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Broadus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Broadus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Broadus. 33% of Broadus men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Broadus women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Broadus were Janitor and Housekeeper. .

View Census Data for Broadus | Data not to scale

*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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Broadus family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Broadus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broadus census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Broadus

Passenger Lists

There are 295 immigration records available for the last name Broadus. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Broadus immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Broadus. For the veterans among your Broadus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Broadus military records

You've only scratched the surface of Broadus family history

Discover More

What is the average Broadus lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Broadus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Broadus in 1954 was 45, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Broadus

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Broadus family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Broadus last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial