Slowey Family History

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Slowey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Slowey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sluaghadhaigh ‘descendant of Sluaghadhach’, a personal name meaning ‘raider’, derived from sluaghadh ‘expedition’, ‘raid’. In Ulster there was also Mac Sluaghaigh, which was Anglicized as (Mc)Slowey or sometimes Molloy.

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

Similar surnames: Sliney, Cloney, Lowery, Towey, Blower, Stowe, Sovey, Lorey, Lowen

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Slowey Family Origin

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Slowey Family Occupations

What did your Slowey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Slowey family was Hawker. Coal Heaver, Coal Miner and Engine Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slowey. The most common Slowey occupation in the UK was Coal Heaver. 8% of Slowey's were Coal Heavers.

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  • Coal Heaver

  • Coal Miner

  • Engine Keeper

  • Hawker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Slowey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Slowey Historical Records

What Slowey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Slowey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slowey 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 805 immigration records available for the last name Slowey. 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 709 military records available for the last name Slowey. For the veterans among your Slowey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Slowey Life Expectancy

What is the average Slowey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Slowey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Slowey in 1952 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Slowey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Slowey 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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