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"BROUGHTON. Henry Broughton was collector of excise, Stirling, 1763 (Stirling). Perhaps from one of the many places of the name in England. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Broughton

Wikipedia John Cam Hobhouse, 1st Baron Broughton GCB PC FRS (27 June 1786 ? 3 June 1869), known as Sir John Hobhouse, Bt, from 1831 to 1851, was a British politician and memoirist.
Wikipedia William Grant Broughton (22 May 1788 ? 20 February 1853) was the first (and only) Bishop of Australia of the Church of England.
Wikipedia Drewe Broughton (born October 25, 1978 in Hitchin) is an English professional footballer who plays for Rotherham United.
Wikipedia Hugh Broughton (1549 - 4 August 1612) was an English scholar and theologian.
Wikipedia Broughton is also a long-term Director of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee.
Wikipedia Sir John Murray of Broughton, 7th Baronet Stanhope, (c.
Wikipedia Peter Norman Broughton is a first class cricketer who played 6 games for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1956 and 24 for Leicestershire County Cricket Club from 1960 to 1962.
Wikipedia Rob "The Bear" Broughton is an English professional mixed martial arts fighter and is a former British heavyweight Cage Rage champion (Cage Rage 17, Cage Rage 18 and Cage Rage 19).
Wikipedia Jodie Broughton (born 9 January 1988 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England) is a rugby league player for Hull FC in the European Super League, on loan from the Leeds Rhinos.
Wikipedia Air Commodore Jack Broughton was a British Royal Air Force navigator, a senior Royal Air Force officer in the 1970s and 1980s and a Commandant Royal Observer Corps.
Wikipedia Spence Broughton (c1746?14 April 1792) was a highwayman who was executed for robbing the Sheffield and Rotherham mail.
Wikipedia Leonard Gaston Broughton (December 5, 1865 ? February 22, 1936) was a fundamentalist Baptist minister, medical doctor, founder of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and of Tabernacle Infirmary, which later became Georgia Baptist Hospital.
Wikipedia Needham Bryant Broughton (1848 ? 1914) was a wealthy businessman and politician in Raleigh, North Carolina in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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