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Callaway Family History

Callaway Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Caillouet-Orgeville in Eure, France, named with a collective form of Old Northern French cail(ou) ‘pebble’ (see Cail).

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


Similar surnames: Hallaway, Allaway, Alloway, Caraway, Halliday, Callanan, Holloway

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Where is the Callaway family from?

You can see how Callaway families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Callaway family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Callaway families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 28 Callaway families living in Georgia. This was about 23% of all the recorded Callaway's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Callaway families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Callaway surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Callaway ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Callaway. 21% of Callaway men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Callaway women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Callaway were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Callaway. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Callaway. For the veterans among your Callaway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Callaway lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Callaway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Callaway in 1944 was 9, and 73 in 2004.

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