Caraway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Caraway begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived on a road near a field or piece of land that was triangular in shape. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English words gara, meaning "triangular piece of land," and weg, meaning "path" or "road."

Early Origins of the Caraway family

The surname Caraway was first found in Herefordshire at Garway, a parish, in the union of Monmouth, Lower division of the hundred of Wormelow. [1] [2]

One of the first records of the family was Walter de Garewy who was listed there in 1228. A few years later, William and Walter Garwy were listed in Essex in 1236 and later in the Subsidy Rolls for Worcestershire in 1327. John Gorewy was listed in the Assize Rolls for Kent in 1317. [3]

Early History of the Caraway family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caraway research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1575, 1646, 1639, 1575 and 1639 are included under the topic Early Caraway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caraway 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 Caraway has undergone many spelling variations, including Garroway, Garreway, Carroway, Garraway, Carraway and others.

Early Notables of the Caraway family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Henry Garraway (1575-1646), an English merchant in London, member of the Worshipful Company of Drapers, Lord Mayor of London in 1639. He was the son of Sir William Garraway, Chief Farmer of the Customs, and his wife, Elizabeth...
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Ireland Migration of the Caraway family to Ireland

Some of the Caraway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Caraway migration to the United States +

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 Caraway were among those contributors:

Caraway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Caraway, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Ethiopia" from Glasgow via Moville [4]
  • Edward A. Caraway, aged 56, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool, England [5]
  • Rose Caraway, aged 44, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool, England [6]
Caraway Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Henry R. Caraway, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [7]
  • Michael Caraway, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Imperator" from Liverpool, England [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Caraway (post 1700) +

  • Lieutenant-General Paul Wyatt Caraway (1905-1985), American High Commissioner of Ryukyu Islands (1961-1964) [9]
  • Barbara Mallory Caraway (b. 1955), Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Cecil Bradford Patrick Caraway (1905-1974), American Major League Baseball player
  • Bryan Caraway (b. 1984), American professional mixed martial artist
  • Thaddeus Horatius Caraway (1871-1931), American Democratic Party politician from Arkansas
  • Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway (1878-1950), first woman elected to serve as a United States Senator
  • Thaddeus Horatius Caraway (1871-1931), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1913-21; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1921-31 [10]
  • Morgan Caraway, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Great Bend, Kansas, 1890-94 [10]
  • Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway (1878-1950), American Democrat politician, U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1931-45; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936, 1944 [10]
  • Hardy Caraway, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 2000 [10]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6PF-LZZ : 6 December 2014), Mary Caraway, 19 Apr 1892; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name Ethiopia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQD-CM8 : 6 December 2014), Edward A. Caraway, 28 Aug 1896; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Etruria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQD-CMD : 6 December 2014), Rose Caraway, 28 Aug 1896; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Etruria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPC-RYM : 6 December 2014), Henry R. Caraway, 06 Jun 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CR-P66 : 6 December 2014), Michael Caraway, 02 Mar 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Imperator, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 3) Paul Caraway. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Caraway/Paul_Wyatt/USA.html
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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