Alloway Family History

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Alloway Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Ailwi, which represents a falling together of several Old English names: Æ{dh}elwig ‘noble battle’, Ealdwig ‘ancient battle’, and Ælfwiig ‘elf battle’. Compare Alvey. Alloway is a Scottish place name, but the surname is of English rather than Scottish origin. Americanized form of any of several French surnames, including Allouis (from a place in Meung-sur-Yèvre), Halloy (from any of various places in Oise, Pas-de-Calais, and Somme), or Allouet (a diminutive of Allou or Alleu, which was a status name for a free tenant, one not bound by feudal dues).

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

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

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Alloway Family Origin

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Alloway Family Occupations

What did your Alloway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Alloway family was Keeping House. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alloway. The most common Alloway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Alloway's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Alloway Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Alloway Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alloway ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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