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Attaway Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English atte weye ‘by the road’, or a habitational name for someone from Atway or Way, both in Devon. The word way (Old English weg) was the usual term for a road in Old and Middle English, as opposed to a stræt ‘paved road’ (usually a Roman road). The term rad or road, originally meaning ‘act of riding’, ‘outing on horseback’, did not come to mean ‘highway’ until Shakespeare’s time.

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


Similar surnames: Hathaway, Alloway, Gannaway, Pettaway, Stanaway, Garraway, Caraway

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Attaway Family Origin

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Attaway Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Attaway. A less common occupation for the Attaway family was Carpenter. The most common Attaway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Attaway's were Farmers.

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