Callaway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Callaway is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in a small settlement in either Devon or Cornwall. Thus, Callaway is a habitation surname derived from the place, named Callway or Calway. [1]

Alternatively, the name Callaway is a habitational name originally derived from the place name Caillouet-Orgeville in Eure, France. This place name comes from the Old Northern French word "cail(ou)," meaning "a pebble." [2] [3]

Early Origins of the Callaway family

The surname Callaway was first found in Gloucestershire where Philip de Chailewai was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1165. A few years later, Thomas de Kaillewey was found in Warwickshire in 1242 and in the same year William Callewey was in Devon. [3]

Kellaways, also known as Tytherton Kellaways, is a village and former ecclesiastical parish in Langley Burrell and ceremonial county of Wiltshire, England.

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Walter Calewey as holding lands in Buckinghamshire at that time. [1] The source, Testa de Nevill, sive Liber Feodorum, temp. Henry III- Edward I. list William Callewey in Devon and Cassadra Cayllewey, Wiltshire, 20 Edward I (during the twentieth year of the reign of King Edward I.)

Early History of the Callaway family

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Callaway Spelling Variations

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. Callaway has been recorded under many different variations, including Callaway, Kelloway, Kellaway, Calloway and others.

Early Notables of the Callaway family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Robert Keilway, Kellway or Kaylway (1497-1581), legal reporter, "was in 1543 the recipient of a grant of the wardship and marriage of Eliz. and Anne Whittocksmede (Pat. Roll, 35 Henry VIII, p. 2), and subsequently of many other minors, a privilege from which he no doubt reaped considerable profit. In 1547 he was autumn reader at the Inner Temple, and in May of that year surveyor of the court of wards and liveries. In September 1547 he, with Lord St. John, was appointed to inquire into the state of the crown revenues, and...
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United States Callaway migration to the United States +

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 Callaway or a variant listed above:

Callaway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edmund Callaway who settled in Virginia in 1639, his descendants would later become recorded as a distinguished family of the USA, the history of which can be found in Burke's
  • Edmund Callaway, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [4]
  • John Callaway, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [4]
  • Mary Callaway, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [4]
Callaway Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Cornelius Callaway, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [4]
  • Jeremy Callaway, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [4]
Callaway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W. M. Callaway arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • W M Callaway, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]
  • M Callaway, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]
  • M. P. Callaway, aged 25, who immigrated to America from Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1897
  • Arthur John Callaway, aged 15, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1898
Callaway Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • G. W. Callaway, who landed in America, in 1900
  • Mrs. Samuel Rodgers Callaway, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Samuel Rodgers Callaway, who settled in America, in 1903
  • John Callaway, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Nellie M. Callaway, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Callaway migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Callaway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Mary Callaway, (b. 1830), aged 23, Cornish dairymaid, from Paul, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Trafalgar" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 10th March 1853 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Callaway (post 1700) +

  • Howard Hollis "Bo" Callaway (1927-2014), American businessman and politician, the 11th United States Secretary of the Army (1973 to 1975)
  • Ely Reeves Callaway Jr. (1919-2001), American founder of Callaway Golf, the golf-equipment manufacturer
  • Ann Hampton Callaway (b. 1958), American singer, composer, lyricist, pianist, and actress
  • Mickey Callaway (b. 1975), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Richard Callaway (1860-1935), Australian cricket umpire
  • Maxie Callaway Baughan Jr. (b. 1938), American football (NFL) player
  • Lester Callaway Hunt (1892-1954), American Democrat politician, Secretary of State of Wyoming, 1935-43; Governor of Wyoming, 1943-49; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1949-54 [6]
  • Samuel Callaway Reat (b. 1868), American politician, U.S. Consul in Port Louis, 1908-09; Tamsui, 1909-13; Calgary, 1913-15, 1918-32; Rangoon, 1915-16; Guatemala City, 1916-17 [7]

Suggested Readings for the name Callaway +

  • 2257 "The Descendants of the "Connecticut Calaways" and Family Album" by Merle Lelland Calaway.

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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