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Where did the English Holway family come from? What is the English Holway family crest and coat of arms? When did the Holway family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Holway family history?The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Holway come from when the family resided as inhabitants at the hollow-way or holy way. Holway is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Holway has been recorded under many different variations, including Holloway, Hollway, Holoway, Hollaway and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holway research. Another 293 words(21 lines of text) covering the year 1826 is included under the topic Early Holway History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Holway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Holway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 146 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Holway or a variant listed above: Dorothy Hollway settled in Barbados in 1663; with William her husband; William Holloway settled in Maryland in 1775; Eadie Holloway settled with Elizabeth and Joe in Virginia in 1635.
The Holway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holway 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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