Ottaway Family History

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Ottaway Name Meaning

English: from either of two Norman personal names: Otoïs, composed of the Germanic elements od ‘prosperity’, ‘riches’ + widis (from wid ‘wide’ or witu ‘wood’), or Otewi, in which the second element is wig ‘war’.

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


Similar surnames: Hathaway, Ordway, Ottmar, Tawney, Gasaway, Attaway, Ottley, Allaway

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Ottaway Family Origin

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Ottaway Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    65%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Art Gallery

    3%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Art Gallery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ottaway. The most common Ottaway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Ottaway's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ottaway family was Cabinet Maker.

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Ottaway Historical Records

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Ottaway Life Expectancy

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