Dunaway Family History

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Dunaway Name Meaning

English (Hampshire and Sussex): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Donaway, Dunnaway, Laraway, Dunay, Gunawan, Ganaway, Longway, Dacanay

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Dunaway Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dunaway name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dunaway. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Dunaway Family Origin

Where is the Dunaway family from?

Dunaway Family Occupations

What did your Dunaway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dunaway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Dunaway's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunaway. A less common occupation for the Dunaway family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dunaway ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dunaway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Dunaway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunaway 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 Dunaway. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Dunaway. For the veterans among your Dunaway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunaway Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunaway lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dunaway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Dunaway in 1946 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunaway 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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