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Holloway Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) sunken road’ from Middle English hol(g)h ‘hollow’ + weie ‘way road’ (Old English holh + weg) or else a habitational name from any of numerous places so named such as Holloway (Middlesex) or Holway (Somerset). In Ireland (Leinster) the name has sometimes been Gaelicized as Ó hAilmhic (see Hulvey ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hollowell, Alloway, Hallaway, Holyoak, Holladay, Hallows, Halliday

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Where is the Holloway family from?

You can see how Holloway families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holloway family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holloway families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,907 Holloway families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Holloway's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Holloway families in 1891.
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What did your Holloway ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Holloway. 8% of Holloway men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Holloway women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holloway were Bricklayer and Incapacitated. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 330,000 census records available for the last name Holloway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holloway census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Holloway. 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 Cards

There are 49,000 military records available for the last name Holloway. For the veterans among your Holloway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holloway lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Holloway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Holloway in 1940 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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