Awloway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name Awloway begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived as inhabitants at the hollow-way or holy way. Awloway 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 Awloway family
The surname Awloway was first found in Middlesex at Holloway, a district in the parish of Islington, Finsbury division of the 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."  One of the first listings of the district was in 1307, when it was listed as Le Holeweye.
Important Dates for the Awloway family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Awloway research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1826, 1684, 1666, 1734, 1720, 1734, 1722, 1723 and are included under the topic Early Awloway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Awloway Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Awloway has undergone many spelling variations, including Holloway, Hollway, Holoway, Hollaway, Hollywood and others.
Early Notables of the Awloway family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: James Holloway (died 1684), an English merchant from Bristol, and conspirator of the Rye House Plot; and John...
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Migration of the Awloway family to Ireland
Some of the Awloway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Awloway family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Awloway were among those contributors: 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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- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)