Broadway Family History

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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

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Broadway Family Origin

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Broadway Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Source: Census data for Broadway | Data not to scale

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Broadway Life Expectancy

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Famous Broadway Family

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