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Ordway Family History

Ordway Name Meaning
English: from a late Old English personal name, Ordwig, composed of the elements ord ‘point (especially of a spear or sword)’ + wig ‘war’.

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

169,771 Historical Documents with Ordway on Ancestry
34,045 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,093 Military Records
1,629 Immigration Records
20,328 Census and Voter Lists
109,676 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ordway Families

  • Number of Ordway families
     76 - 149
     26 - 75
     1 - 25
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ordway families
     26 - 49
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ordway last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ordway census records

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Ordway Family Origin

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Ordway Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ordway

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Ordway Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ordway census records

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Ordway Civil War Service Records

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