Garraway Family History

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Garraway Name Meaning

from the Old English personal name Garwig ‘spear war’ habitational name for someone from Garway in Herefordshire. The place name, recorded in 1189 as Langarewi, is probably from Welsh llan ‘church’ + the personal name Guoruoe.

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

Similar surnames: Gannaway, Hathaway, Attaway, Caraway, Galway, Garay, Gadway, Hallaway

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Garraway Family Origin

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Garraway Family Occupations

What did your Garraway ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Garraway. 3% of Garraway men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Garraway women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garraway were Window Cleaner and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Gardener
  • Window Cleaner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife Unpaid
  • Incapacitated

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

Garraway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Garraway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garraway 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 Garraway. 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 876 military records available for the last name Garraway. For the veterans among your Garraway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garraway Life Expectancy

What is the average Garraway lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Garraway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Garraway in 1959 was 47, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garraway

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