Broome Family History

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Broome Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Broom.

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

Similar surnames: Groome, Brooke, Bloome, Roome, Broom, Groomes, Rooke, Froom, Bloom

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Broome Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Broome name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Broome. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Broome Family Origin

Where is the Broome family from?

Broome Family Occupations

What did your Broome ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Broome occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Broome's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Broome. A less common occupation for the Broome family was Plasterer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Plasterer


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

Broome Historical Records

What Broome family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Broome. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broome 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Broome. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Broome. For the veterans among your Broome ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Broome Life Expectancy

What is the average Broome lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Broome life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Broome in 1942 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Broome

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Broome 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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