Selway Family History

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Selway Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Salewi, probably from an unattested Old English personal name, S?lwig, composed of the elements s?l ‘good fortune’ + wig ‘war’.

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


Similar surnames: Selwyn, Selman, Slay, Delmar, Selvey, Galway, Seda, Selley, Selby

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Selway Family Origin

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Selway Family Occupations

What did your Selway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Stock Raiser, Blacksmith and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selway. The most common Selway occupation in the USA was Stock Raiser. 38% of Selway's were Stock Raisers. A less common occupation for the Selway family was Merchant.

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  • Stock Raiser

    38%
  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Keeps House

    13%
  • Merchant

    13%

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

Selway Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Selway Life Expectancy

What is the average Selway lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Selway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Selway in 1957 was 49, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selway 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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