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The name Carraway belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having 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."

Carraway Early Origins



The surname Carraway was first found in Sussex 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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Carraway Spelling Variations


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Carraway Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Carraway include Garroway, Garreway, Carroway, Garraway, Carraway and others.

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Carraway Early History


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Carraway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carraway research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1646 and 1639 are included under the topic Early Carraway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carraway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carraway Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carraway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carraway In Ireland


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Carraway In Ireland



Some of the Carraway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Carraway were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Carraway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joan Carraway, aged 22, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Joane Carraway, who arrived in Virginia in 1641
  • Jon Carraway, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Joann Carraway, who landed in Virginia in 1644

Carraway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Carraway, who arrived in Texas in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carraway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carraway (post 1700)



  • Amanda Renae Carraway (b. 1978), American actress, known for Studio 666 (2005) and Who's Your Daddy? (2004)
  • Bob Carraway, American actor, known for Soldier Blue (1970), Days of Our Lives (1965) and Gammera the Invincible (1966)
  • James Carraway, American actor and producer, known for Zodiac (2007), Parker (2013) and Patch Adams (1998)
  • Andrew Donnelly Carraway (b. 1986), American professional baseball pitcher
  • Ruth Carraway (b. 1970), English actress, known for Grange Hill (1978), Living with Technology: A Foundation Course-Patterns in the Dust (1991) and Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. 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).
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    The Carraway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carraway 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 June 2016 at 17:09.

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