Gadway Family History

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Gadway Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of the French name Gadoin, from a personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements wadi ‘pledge’, ‘security’ + wini ‘friend’. Alternatively, it may be an Americanized form of Gadaud (see Gadoury) or some other name with the same first element.

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


Similar surnames: Galway, Gasaway, Radway, Rada, Garay, Ordway, Salway, Gadsby, Aday

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Gadway Family Origin

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Gadway Family Occupations

What did your Gadway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gadway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Gadway's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Laboror were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gadway. A less common occupation for the Gadway family was Painter.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Laboror

    17%
  • Painter

    17%

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Gadway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gadway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gadway 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gadway. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gadway. For the veterans among your Gadway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gadway Life Expectancy

What is the average Gadway lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gadway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gadway in 1962 was 79, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gadway 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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