Elway Family History

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Elway Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Selway, Alway, Erway, Elias, Elam, Elman, Lay, Slay, Way, Galway

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Elway Family Origin

Where is the Elway family from?

Elway Family Occupations

What did your Elway ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Elway. 20% of Elway men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 67% of Elway women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elway were Commercial Travell and Unpaid Domestic Du

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Hewer
  • Colliery Hewer Heavy Worker Below
  • Colliery Hewer Underground
  • Commercial Travell

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Du

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

Elway Historical Records

What Elway family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 745 census records available for the last name Elway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elway 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 60 immigration records available for the last name Elway. 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 162 military records available for the last name Elway. For the veterans among your Elway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elway Life Expectancy

What is the average Elway lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2003, in the United States, Elway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Elway in 1946 was 35, and 65 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elway 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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