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Attaway Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English atte weye ‘by the road’, or a habitational name for someone from Atway or Way, both in Devon. The word way (Old English weg) was the usual term for a road in Old and Middle English, as opposed to a stræt ‘paved road’ (usually a Roman road). The term rad or road, originally meaning ‘act of riding’, ‘outing on horseback’, did not come to mean ‘highway’ until Shakespeare’s time.

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


Similar surnames: Hathaway, Alloway, Gannaway, Pettaway, Stanaway, Garraway, Caraway

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Attaway Family Origin

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Attaway Family Occupations

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In 1939, Bookbinder and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Attaway. 2% of Attaway men worked as a Bookbinder and 50% of Attaway women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Attaway were Bus lorry Driver and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bookbinder
    2%
  • Boot shoe Repairer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • Bus lorry Driver
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Domestic Duties
    6%
  • Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%

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

Attaway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Attaway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Attaway 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 607 immigration records available for the last name Attaway. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Attaway. For the veterans among your Attaway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Attaway Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Attaway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Attaway in 1948 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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