When George Broadbent was born on 23 November 1730, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, his father, Jonathan Broadbent, was 29 and his mother, Ann Battison, was 25. He married Sarah Fletcher on 13 November 1755, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
English (northern): habitational name from a minor place in Lancashire, near Oldham, named Broadbent, from Old English brād ‘broad’ (see Broad ) + beonet ‘bent grass’.
English: occasionally a variant of B roadbelt, from Middle English brod, brad ‘wide, broad’ + belt ‘belt, girdle’, used for a stout man, i.e. someone who wore a ‘broad belt’.