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Selway Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Salewi, probably from an unattested Old English personal name, S?lwig, composed of the elements s?l ‘good fortune’ + wig ‘war’.

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


Similar surnames: Selwyn, Selman, Slay, Delmar, Selvey, Galway, Seda, Selley, Selby

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Selway Family Origin

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Selway Family Occupations

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  • Scholar

    30%
  • Blacksmith

    20%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

In 1881, Scholar, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selway. A less common occupation for the Selway family was Laborer. The most common Selway occupation in Canada was Scholar. 30% of Selway's were Scholars.

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Selway Life Expectancy

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