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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 Origin

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Broadway Family Occupations

What did your Broadway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Broadway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Broadway's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Broadway. A less common occupation for the Broadway family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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Broadway Historical Records

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Broadway Life Expectancy

What is the average Broadway lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, Broadway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Broadway in 1945 was 43, and 68 in 2004.

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