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Odway Family History

Odway Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Rodway, Ordway, Day, Conway, Oda, Radway, Way, Gadway, Dray, Okray

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Where is the Odway family from?

You can see how Odway families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Odway family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Odway families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Odway families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Odway's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Odway families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Odway surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Odway ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 269 census records available for the last name Odway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Odway census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 19 immigration records available for the last name Odway. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 32 military records available for the last name Odway. For the veterans among your Odway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Odway lifespan?

Between 1975 and 1992, in the United States, Odway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Odway in 1975 was 55, and 64 in 1992.

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