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Attaway Family History

Attaway Name Meaning
English: topographic name from Middle English atte weye ‘by the road’, or a habitational name for someone from Atway or Way, both in Devon. The word way (Old English weg) was the usual term for a road in Old and Middle English, as opposed to a stræt ‘paved road’ (usually a Roman road). The term rad or road, originally meaning ‘act of riding’, ‘outing on horseback’, did not come to mean ‘highway’ until Shakespeare’s time.

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

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Name Distribution of Attaway Families

  • Number of Attaway families
     35 - 68
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Attaway families
     47 - 91
     16 - 46
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Attaway last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Attaway Family Origin

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Attaway Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Attaway

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Attaway Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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