Hanway Family History

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Hanway Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of Hanvey.

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

Similar surnames: Hanaway, Hannah, Hanna, Hanvey, Haney, Hanlan, Hannaway, Hanly

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Hanway Family Origin

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Hanway Family Occupations

What did your Hanway ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hanway occupation in Canada was Engine Driver. 50% of Hanway's were Engine Drivers. Engine Driver and Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hanway.

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  • Engine Driver

  • Servant


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

Hanway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hanway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanway 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 616 immigration records available for the last name Hanway. 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 807 military records available for the last name Hanway. For the veterans among your Hanway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hanway Life Expectancy

What is the average Hanway lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hanway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hanway in 1949 was 74, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hanway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hanway 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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