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Hathaway Name Meaning

English (mainly central southern England and South Wales): topographic name for someone who lived by a path across a heath, from Middle English hathe ‘heath’ + weye ‘way’. from an (apparently rare) Old English female personal name, Heaðuwig, composed of the elements heaðu ‘strife’, ‘contention’ + wig ‘war’.

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

Similar surnames: Attaway, Hallaway, Gannaway, Garraway, Ottaway, Tatham, Pettaway

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Hathaway Family Origin

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Hathaway Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hathaway. A less common occupation for the Hathaway family was Carpenter. The most common Hathaway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Hathaway's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Hathaway Historical Records

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Hathaway Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Hathaway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hathaway in 1943 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

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