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

What did your Ottaway ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    65%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Art Gallery

    3%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%

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

Ottaway Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ottaway Life Expectancy

What is the average Ottaway lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ottaway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ottaway in 1960 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ottaway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ottaway 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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