Carraway Family History

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Carraway Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Caraway.

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

Similar surnames: Carroway, Caraway, Calaway, Garraway, Hardaway, Carras, Haraway

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Carraway Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Carraway name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Carraway. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Carraway Family Origin

Where is the Carraway family from?

Carraway Family Occupations

What did your Carraway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Carraway family was Keeping House. The most common Carraway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Carraway's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carraway.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Carraway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Carraway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carraway 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Carraway. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Carraway. For the veterans among your Carraway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carraway Life Expectancy

What is the average Carraway lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Carraway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Carraway in 1944 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carraway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carraway 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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