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The origins of the name Attaway are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old German personal names Hathuwic or Hadewic, or from the Old English personal name Heathuwig, which means war-warrior.

Attaway Early Origins



The surname Attaway was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Attaway Spelling Variations


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Attaway Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Attaway has been spelled many different ways, including Hathaway, Hatheway, Hathoway, Hathway and others.

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Attaway Early History


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Attaway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Attaway research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1200 is included under the topic Early Attaway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Attaway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Attaway Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Attaway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Attaways to arrive in North America:

Attaway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Attaway, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Ja Attaway, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • William Attaway, who landed in Virginia in 1663

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Contemporary Notables of the name Attaway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Attaway (post 1700)



  • William N. Attaway, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 1949
  • William C. Attaway Jr., American Republican politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives, 1963-64
  • Floyd Attaway, American politician, Mayor of Hayward, California, 1960

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Attaway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Attaway 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 November 2015 at 10:13.

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