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 1881, the most common Garraway occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Garraway's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Garraway family was Butchers Lab. Coal Miner, Bricklayer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garraway.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Bricklayer

  • Labourer

  • Butchers Lab


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Garraway ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garraway 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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