Dunaway Family History

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Dunaway Name Meaning

English (Hampshire and Sussex): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Donaway, Dunnaway, Laraway, Dunay, Gunawan, Ganaway, Longway, Dacanay

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Dunaway Family Origin

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Dunaway Family Occupations

What did your Dunaway ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Asst Painter Hm Dyar and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dunaway. 6% of Dunaway men worked as an Asst Painter Hm Dyar and 46% of Dunaway women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunaway were Driving Concrete Mixer and Comptometer Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Asst Painter Hm Dyar
  • Butler
  • Cobbler (master) Retired
  • Driving Concrete Mixer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Assistant Film Editors
  • Barmaid
  • Comptometer Operator

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

Dunaway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Dunaway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunaway 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunaway. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Dunaway. For the veterans among your Dunaway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunaway Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunaway lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dunaway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Dunaway in 1946 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunaway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunaway 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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