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The Anglo-Saxon name Calaway comes from when the family resided in a small settlement in either Devon or Cornwall. Thus, Calaway is a habitation surname derived from the place, named Callway or Calway.

Calaway Early Origins



The surname Calaway 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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Calaway Spelling Variations


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Calaway Spelling Variations



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 Calaway include Callaway, Kelloway, Kellaway, Calloway and others.

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Calaway Early History


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Calaway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calaway research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1185 is included under the topic Early Calaway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calaway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calaway Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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:

Calaway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Bennett Calaway, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Maasdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6R3-HQ7 : 6 December 2014), Francis Bennett Calaway, 14 Sep 1892; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Maasdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Calaway Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Calaway, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1918 aboard the ship "Vauban" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJZY-ZTP : 6 December 2014), Albert Calaway, 13 Nov 1918; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Vauban, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • H.F. Calaway, aged 28, arrived in Perth, Amboy, N.J. in 1919 aboard the ship "Ceralvo" from Santa Lucia, Cuba [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67Z-FZ9 : 6 December 2014), H.F. Calaway, 06 Nov 1919; citing departure port Santa Lucia, Cuba, arrival port Perth, Amboy, N.J., ship name Ceralvo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Calaway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Calaway (post 1700)



  • Paul Kenneth Calaway (1910-1993), American chemical engineer, Director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute from 1954 to 1957
  • Mark Calaway (b. 1965), nicknamed "The Undertaker," American professional WWE wrestler

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Citations


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6R3-HQ7 : 6 December 2014), Francis Bennett Calaway, 14 Sep 1892; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Maasdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJZY-ZTP : 6 December 2014), Albert Calaway, 13 Nov 1918; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Vauban, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67Z-FZ9 : 6 December 2014), H.F. Calaway, 06 Nov 1919; citing departure port Santa Lucia, Cuba, arrival port Perth, Amboy, N.J., ship name Ceralvo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Calaway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calaway 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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