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Spway Family History

Spway 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: Spray, Say, Pay, Swan, Span, Sawa, Swamy, Spry, Pray, Slay

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Where is the Spway family from?

You can see how Spway families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spway family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Spway family living in Georgia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Spway's in USA. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of Spway families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spway surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spway ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 9 census records available for the last name Spway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spway 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 10 immigration records available for the last name Spway. 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 1 military records available for the last name Spway. For the veterans among your Spway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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