Ottaway Family History

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Ottaway Name Meaning

English: from either of two Norman personal names: Otoïs, composed of the Germanic elements od ‘prosperity’, ‘riches’ + widis (from wid ‘wide’ or witu ‘wood’), or Otewi, in which the second element is wig ‘war’.

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


Similar surnames: Hathaway, Ordway, Ottmar, Tawney, Gasaway, Attaway, Ottley, Allaway

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Ottaway Family Origin

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Ottaway Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Gardener

    6%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ottaway family was Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Gardener and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ottaway. The most common Ottaway occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Ottaway's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Ottaway Historical Records

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Ottaway Life Expectancy

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