Calloway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Calloway is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in a small settlement in either Devon or Cornwall. Thus, Calloway is a habitation surname derived from the place, named Callway or Calway.

Early Origins of the Calloway family

The surname Calloway 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.

Important Dates for the Calloway family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calloway research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1185 is included under the topic Early Calloway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Calloway Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Calloway family name include Callaway, Kelloway, Kellaway, Calloway and others.

Early Notables of the Calloway family (pre 1700)

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Calloway migration to the United States

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Calloway surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Calloway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Calloway, who arrived in Virginia in 1666 [1]
  • Peter Calloway, who landed in Maryland in 1672 [1]
  • John Calloway, who arrived in Maryland in 1673 [1]
  • Anthony Calloway, aged 39, who arrived in Maryland in 1688 [1]
Calloway Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Calloway, who landed in Georgia in 1734 [1]
  • Will Calloway, who settled in Georgia in 1744 with his wife Susannah
Calloway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Arthur Calloway, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Jacob Calloway, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [1]

Calloway migration to Australia

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

Calloway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Calloway (b. 1815), aged 19, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 27th March 1834, sentenced for life for highway robbery, transported aboard the ship "Hooghley" on 25th July 1834 to New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Mr. Richard Calloway, (b. 1804), aged 35, Cornish labourer travelling aboard the ship "Orient" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 4th April 1839 [3]
  • Mrs. Susan Calloway, (b. 1817), aged 22, Cornish servant travelling aboard the ship "Orient" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 4th April 1839 [3]
  • Mr. Richard Calloway, (b. 1803), aged 35, Cornish farm labourer, from St. Endellion, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Orient" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 4th April 1839 [4]
  • Mrs. Susan Calloway, (b. 1816), aged 22, Cornish dressmaker, from St. Endellion, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Orient" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 4th April 1839 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Calloway (post 1700)

  • Bertha Calloway (1925-2017), African-American community activist and historian
  • Kyle Calloway (1987-2016), American NFL football offensive tackle
  • Harrison Calloway (1941-2016), American musician and founding member of the Muscle Shoals Horns, an American brass section
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (b. 1957), born Vanessa Bell, an African American actress, best known for her roles in Biker Boyz, Love Don't Cost a Thing, What's Love Got to Do with It, Coming to America, and Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Northern James Calloway (1948-1990), African American actor, voice artist, and comedian, best known for playing David on Sesame Street (1971 to 1989)
  • Jordan Calloway (b. 1990), African American actor
  • Donald Calloway Jr. (b. 1979), American lawyer and politician, Member of the Missouri House of Representatives (2009-)
  • Colin Gordon Calloway (b. 1953), British American historian, recipient of the 2004 Merle Curti Award and the 2005 Ray Allen Billington Prize
  • Blanche Calloway (1902-1978), African-American jazz singer, bandleader, and composer, older sister of Cab Calloway
  • A. J. Calloway (b. 1974), American television personality
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_bounty_nsw.pdf
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