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Broadwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and Warwickshire named Broadwell, from Old English brad ‘broad’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Bradwell, Bramwell, Rodwell, Bromwell, Bridwell, Broadway, Brockwell

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Broadwell Family Origin

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Broadwell Family Occupations

What did your Broadwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Broadwell. A less common occupation for the Broadwell family was Carpenter. The most common Broadwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Broadwell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Broadwell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Broadwell Historical Records

What Broadwell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Broadwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broadwell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Broadwell. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Broadwell. For the veterans among your Broadwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Broadwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Broadwell lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Broadwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Broadwell in 1949 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Broadwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Broadwell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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