Origins Available: English, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon name Aloway comes from when the family resided as inhabitants at the hollow-way or holy way. Aloway 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.
Early Origins of the Aloway family
hundred of Ossulstone. Today, it is part of Greater London. There are a few different possible origins of the place name but the generally accepted origin is from the Old English words hol + weg which evolved to mean "the road with a hollow." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) One of the first listings of the district was in 1307, when it was listed as Le Holeweye.
Early History of the Aloway family
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Aloway Spelling Variations
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 Aloway include Holloway, Hollway, Holoway, Hollaway, Hollywood and others.
Early Notables of the Aloway family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aloway family to Ireland
Some of the Aloway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Aloway family to the New World and Oceana
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: 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.
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