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Alway Family History

Alway Surname Meaning

English: shortened form of Alloway .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Alway family from?

You can see how Alway families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alway family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Alway families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 272 Alway families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 68% of all the recorded Alway's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Alway families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alway surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alway ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Alway. 23% of Alway men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 69% of Alway women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alway were Mechanical Eng Draughtsman and Unpaid Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
    23%
  • Gents Hairdresser
    14%
  • Police Constable
    10%
  • Mechanical Eng Draughtsman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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