Greenway Family History

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Greenway Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grassy path, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + weye ‘path’ (see Way). Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Goronwy, of unexplained origin. Translation of Dutch Groeneweg or German Grüneweg, Gröneweg, topographic names with the same meaning as 1.

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

Similar surnames: Greenman, Green, Greenland, Greenwade, Greenaway, Greenwood

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Greenway Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Greenway name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Greenway. 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


  • France


  • Norway


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Greenway Family Origin

Where is the Greenway family from?

Greenway Family Occupations

What did your Greenway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Greenway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Greenway's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greenway. A less common occupation for the Greenway family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Greenway Historical Records

What Greenway family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Greenway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greenway 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Greenway. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Greenway. For the veterans among your Greenway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greenway Life Expectancy

What is the average Greenway lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Greenway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Greenway in 1949 was 67, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greenway 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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