Holdway Family History

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Holdway Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Holdaway, itself a variant of Holloway.

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

Similar surnames: Holaway, Holdaway, Holway, Hollaway, Hardway, Holdman, Soloway

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Holdway Family Origin

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Holdway Family Occupations

What did your Holdway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Holdway family was Keeping House. The most common Holdway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Holdway's were Farmers. Farmer, Cooper and Domestic Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holdway.

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  • Farmer

  • Cooper

  • Domestic Servant

  • Keeping House


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

Holdway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Holdway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holdway 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 737 immigration records available for the last name Holdway. 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 743 military records available for the last name Holdway. For the veterans among your Holdway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holdway Life Expectancy

What is the average Holdway lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Holdway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Holdway in 1962 was 72, and 52 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holdway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holdway 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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