Ordway Family History

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Ordway Name Meaning

English: from a late Old English personal name, Ordwig, composed of the elements ord ‘point (especially of a spear or sword)’ + wig ‘war’.

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


Similar surnames: Ottaway, Bradway, Radway, Organ, Gadway, Rodway, Day, Broadway, Oran

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Ordway Family Origin

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Ordway Family Occupations

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  • Bill Poster

    14%
  • Brush Maker

    14%
  • Butcher

    14%
  • Coppersmith & Brazier

    14%

In 1881, the most common Ordway occupation in the UK was Bill Poster. 14% of Ordway's were Bill Posters. A less common occupation for the Ordway family was Coppersmith & Brazier. Bill Poster, Brush Maker and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ordway.

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Ordway Historical Records

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Ordway Life Expectancy

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