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Gannaway Family History

Gannaway Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Janaways, the Middle English name for someone from the seaport of Genoa in Italy. This was taken as a plural, but is in fact an English spelling of the Old French adjectival form, Genoveis, Italian Genovese ‘Genoese’ (see Genovese).

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

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12,853 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,525 Military Records
676 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Gannaway Families

  • Number of Gannaway families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gannaway families
     32 - 62
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gannaway families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gannaway Family Origin

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Gannaway Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gannaway

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Gannaway Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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