Longway Family History

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Longway Name Meaning

English: possibly a topographic name from Middle English long ‘long’ + weye ‘way’, ‘road’, or a habitational name from some minor place so named; Longway Bank in Derbyshire, however, is named from Old English lang ‘long’ + hoh ‘hill spur’.

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


Similar surnames: Langley, Long, Longwell, Conway, Rodway, Longpre, Longwith, Langtry

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Longway Family Origin

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Longway Family Occupations

What did your Longway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Longway family was Blacksmith. The most common Longway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Longway's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Common Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Longway.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    21%
  • Common Labor

    14%
  • Blacksmith

    7%

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

Longway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Longway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Longway 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Longway. 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 Longway. For the veterans among your Longway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Longway Life Expectancy

What is the average Longway lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Longway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Longway in 1949 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Longway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Longway 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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