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Broadwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Broadwell including those in Gloucestershire Oxfordshire and Warwickshire from Old English brād ‘broad’ + wella ‘spring stream’.

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


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

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Where is the Broadwell family from?

You can see how Broadwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Broadwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Broadwell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Broadwell families living in Ohio. This was about 35% of all the recorded Broadwell's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Broadwell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Broadwell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Broadwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Broadwell. 22% of Broadwell men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Broadwell women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Broadwell were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 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 Lists

There are 704 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 Cards

There are 2,000 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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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.

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