Selway Family History

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Selway Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Salewi, probably from an unattested Old English personal name, S?lwig, composed of the elements s?l ‘good fortune’ + wig ‘war’.

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


Similar surnames: Selwyn, Selman, Slay, Delmar, Selvey, Galway, Seda, Selley, Selby

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Selway Family Origin

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Selway Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    9%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Selway family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Selway occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of Selway's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selway.

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Selway Historical Records

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Selway Life Expectancy

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