Gannaway Family History

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Gannaway Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Janaways, the Middle English name for someone from the seaport of Genoa in Italy. This was taken as a plural, but is in fact an English spelling of the Old French adjectival form, Genoveis, Italian Genovese ‘Genoese’ (see Genovese).

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

Similar surnames: Garraway, Attaway, Hathaway, Janeway, Ganaway, Callaway, Caraway

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Gannaway Family Origin

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Gannaway Family Occupations

What did your Gannaway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gannaway family was Farm Hand. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gannaway. The most common Gannaway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Gannaway's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Hand


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

Gannaway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Gannaway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gannaway 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 795 immigration records available for the last name Gannaway. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gannaway. For the veterans among your Gannaway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gannaway Life Expectancy

What is the average Gannaway lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gannaway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gannaway in 1943 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gannaway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gannaway 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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