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Solway Family History

Solway Surname Meaning

English: variant of Soloway . Jewish (American): variant of Soloway .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Soloway, Solloway, Holway, Salway, Soley, Holaway, Goldy, Solley

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Where is the Solway family from?

You can see how Solway families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Solway family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Solway families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 63 Solway families living in Somerset. This was about 32% of all the recorded Solway's in United Kingdom. Somerset had the highest population of Solway families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Solway surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Solway ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Solway. 25% of Solway men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Solway women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Solway were Gardener and Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    25%
  • Working Master Of Gents Outfitting boots shoes
    25%
  • Brickyard Labourer
    25%
  • Gardener
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    6%
  • Domestic Duties
    6%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Solway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Solway census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Solway. 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 Cards

There are 431 military records available for the last name Solway. For the veterans among your Solway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Solway lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Solway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Solway in 1960 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

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