Northway Family History

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Northway Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living on the north side of a road, from Middle English north ‘north’ + weye ‘way’, ‘path’, ‘road’, or a habitational name from a minor place name of the same origin.

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


Similar surnames: North, Longway, Northey, Northam, Hathaway, Worthy, Norby, Northup

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Northway Family Origin

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Northway Family Occupations

What did your Northway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Northway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Northway's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Northway. A less common occupation for the Northway family was Bookkeeper.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Bookkeeper

    2%

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

Northway Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Northway Life Expectancy

What is the average Northway lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Northway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Northway in 1956 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Northway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Northway 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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