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Where did the English Hataway family come from? What is the English Hataway family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hataway family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hataway family history?The name Hataway has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the Old German personal names Hathuwic or Hadewic, or from the Old English personal name Heathuwig, which means war-warrior.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hataway include Hathaway, Hatheway, Hathoway, Hathway and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hataway research. Another 287 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1200 is included under the topic Early Hataway History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Joe Hathoway settled in New England in 1635; Francis Hathaway settled in Virginia in 1652; John and Susan Hathaway settled in Boston in 1635.
The Hataway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hataway Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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