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Origin and popularity of the name BROAD

Origin

Broad : English: nickname for a stout or large person from Middle English brod(e) ‘wide broad’ (Old English brād).

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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Last name frequency

Geographic distribution of the 7,143 individuals with the name BROAD on Geneanet.

 

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    (190 individuals)
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    (137 individuals)
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    (108 individuals)
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    (95 individuals)

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    Variants of name BROAD

    BROOD BROODT BROOT