Longway Family History

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Longway Name Meaning

English: possibly a topographic name from Middle English long ‘long’ + weye ‘way’, ‘road’, or a habitational name from some minor place so named; Longway Bank in Derbyshire, however, is named from Old English lang ‘long’ + hoh ‘hill spur’.

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

Similar surnames: Langley, Long, Longwell, Conway, Rodway, Longpre, Longwith, Langtry

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Longway Family Origin

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Longway Family Occupations

What did your Longway ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Electrical Engineer Apprentice and Hou Unpaid Dut were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Longway. 34% of Longway men worked as an Electrical Engineer Apprentice

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Electrical Engineer Apprentice
  • Intermate Combination Engine Fitter
  • Warehouseman wholesale Grocery heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Hou Unpaid Dut

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

Longway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Longway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Longway 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 599 immigration records available for the last name Longway. 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 302 military records available for the last name Longway. For the veterans among your Longway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Longway Life Expectancy

What is the average Longway lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Longway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Longway in 1949 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Longway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Longway 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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