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Caraway Family History

Caraway Name Meaning
English: from Middle English carewei ‘caraway’ (from Old French carvi, caroi), probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a spice merchant.

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

176,158 Historical Documents with Caraway on Ancestry.com
30,065 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,627 Military Records
584 Immigration Records
19,295 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Caraway Families

  • Number of Caraway families
     84 - 165
     29 - 83
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Caraway families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Caraway families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Caraway census records

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Caraway Family Origin

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Caraway Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Caraway

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Caraway Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Caraway census records

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Caraway Civil War Service Records

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