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Galway Name Meaning

Irish: probably a variant of Scottish Galloway, rather than a habitational name from the place of this name in southern Connacht. During the Middle Ages Galways were wealthy merchants on the south coast of Ireland, but now the name is largely confined to Ulster.

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


Similar surnames: Gadway, Galley, Galvan, Garay, Balay, Galloway, Selway, Gallaway

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Galway Family Origin

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Galway Family Occupations

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  • Cheese Maker

    33%
  • Servant

    33%
  • Brucks Msh

    17%
  • Farmerm

    17%

In 1881, Cheese Maker, Servant and Brucks Msh were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galway. The most common Galway occupation in Canada was Cheese Maker. 33% of Galway's were Cheese Makers. A less common occupation for the Galway family was Farmerm.

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Galway Historical Records

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Galway Life Expectancy

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