Radway Family History

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Radway Name Meaning

English: habitational name from various places, for example either of the places named Radway (in Devon and Warwickshire), Reddaway or Roadway (both in Devon), all named from Old English read ‘red’ + waye ‘road’, ‘way’, or from Rodway in Somerset, in which the first element is from Old English rad ‘road’, ‘track’.

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

Similar surnames: Rodway, Bradway, Radley, Broadway, Radney, Gadway, Rada, Ridgeway

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Radway Family Origin

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Radway Family Occupations

What did your Radway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Radway family was Retired Farmer. The most common Radway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Radway's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Radway.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Retired Farmer


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

Radway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Radway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Radway 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 775 immigration records available for the last name Radway. 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 482 military records available for the last name Radway. For the veterans among your Radway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Radway Life Expectancy

What is the average Radway lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Radway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Radway in 1962 was 70, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Radway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Radway 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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