Alway Family History

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Alway Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Alloway.

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

Similar surnames: Alday, Salway, Alloway, Anway, Lay, Alley, Allan, Allday, Ally, Alban

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Alway Family Origin

Where is the Alway family from?

Alway Family Occupations

What did your Alway ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Alway occupation in the UK was Farmer. 18% of Alway's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Brushmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alway. A less common occupation for the Alway family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Brushmaker

  • Carpenter


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

Alway Historical Records

What Alway family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Alway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alway 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 695 immigration records available for the last name Alway. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 958 military records available for the last name Alway. For the veterans among your Alway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alway Life Expectancy

What is the average Alway lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Alway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Alway in 1963 was 65, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alway 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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