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Rodway Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Rodway in Somerset, Radway in Warwickshire or Devon, or Reddaway or Roadway, both in Devon. The modern surname appears to relate principally to the Warwickshire place name, which is from Old English read ‘red’ (or possibly rad ‘ride’) + weg ‘way’.

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


Similar surnames: Radway, Broadway, Rodney, Bradway, Ordway, Godley, Roda, Godby

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Rodway Family Origin

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Rodway Family Occupations

What did your Rodway ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rodway occupation in Canada was Farmer. 83% of Rodway's were Farmers. Farmer and Farmer Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rodway.

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  • Farmer

    83%
  • Farmer Son

    17%

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Rodway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rodway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rodway 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rodway. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rodway. For the veterans among your Rodway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rodway Life Expectancy

What is the average Rodway lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rodway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rodway in 1947 was 48, and 89 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rodway 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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