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Galway Name Meaning

Irish: probably a variant of Scottish Galloway, rather than a habitational name from the place of this name in southern Connacht. During the Middle Ages Galways were wealthy merchants on the south coast of Ireland, but now the name is largely confined to Ulster.

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

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Galway Family Origin

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Galway Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Grocer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Galway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Galway's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Galway family was Grocer. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galway.

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Galway Historical Records

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Galway Life Expectancy

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