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Broder Name Meaning

North German: from a personal name occasionally used for a younger son, i.e. the brother (Middle Low German broder) of someone important, or a byname for a guild member. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Yiddish variant of Brodsky.

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

Similar surnames: Bruder, Broer, Roder, Brader, Broner, Broeder, Brauer, Reder, Brede

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Where is the Broder family from?

You can see how Broder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Broder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Broder families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Broder family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Broder's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Broder families in 1840.
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What did your Broder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Broder. 24% of Broder men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Broder women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Broder were Clerk and New Worker.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Broder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broder 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Broder. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Broder. For the veterans among your Broder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Broder lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Broder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Broder in 1953 was 59, and 81 in 2004.

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