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Alloway Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Alwi representing any of several Old English names: Ælfwīg Æthelwīg Ealdwīg and perhaps an unrecorded Ealhwīg. These personal names are composed of Old English ælf ‘elf sprite’ æthel ‘noble’ eald ‘old ancient’ ealh ‘temple’ + wīg ‘battle’. Compare Alvey .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Allaway, Allday, Callow, Fallows, Galloway, Attaway, Hallaway

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Where is the Alloway family from?

You can see how Alloway families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alloway family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alloway families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Alloway families living in Kentucky. This was about 21% of all the recorded Alloway's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Alloway families in 1840.
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What did your Alloway ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Alloway. 26% of Alloway men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Alloway women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alloway were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Alloway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alloway census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Alloway. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Alloway. For the veterans among your Alloway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alloway lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Alloway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Alloway in 1944 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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