Holloway Family History

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Holloway Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous minor places so called, from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’ + weg ‘way’, ‘path’. In Ireland, it has sometimes been Gaelicized as Ó hAilmhic (see Hulvey).

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


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

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Holloway Family Origin

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Holloway Family Occupations

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 UK named Holloway. 2% of Holloway men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Holloway women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holloway were Gardener and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Bricklayer
    1%
  • Gardener
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    52%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

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

Holloway Historical Records

What Holloway family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Holloway Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holloway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holloway 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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