Ways Family History

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Ways Name Meaning

Scottish and English: possibly a variant of Wace.

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


Similar surnames: Waye, Hays, Wayt, Wass, Mars, Want, Day, Way, Days, Bays

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Ways Family Origin

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Ways Family Occupations

What did your Ways ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ways family was Retail Grocer. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ways. The most common Ways occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Ways's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Retail Grocer

    9%

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

Ways Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ways Life Expectancy

What is the average Ways lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ways life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ways in 1963 was 84, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ways

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ways 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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