Elways Family History

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Elways 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: Elias, Selway, Elsass, Elward, Ways, Alway, Erway, Wass, Glass, Ewald

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Elways Family Origin

Where is the Elways family from?

Elways Family Occupations

What did your Elways ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Pensioner (retired) and Unpaid Domestic Dutie were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Elways. 50% of Elways men worked as a Pensioner (retired)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Pensioner (retired)
  • Wharf Labourerretir

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie

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

Elways Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 185 census records available for the last name Elways. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elways 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 2 immigration records available for the last name Elways. 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 6 military records available for the last name Elways. For the veterans among your Elways ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elways Life Expectancy

What is the average Elways lifespan?

Between 1966 and 1991, in the United States, Elways life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Elways in 1966 was 83, and 93 in 1991.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elways

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elways 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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