Anglo-Saxon name Garawey comes from when the family resided 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 Garawey family
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.
Early History of the Garawey family
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Garawey Spelling Variations
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. Garawey has been recorded under many different variations, including Garroway, Garreway, Carroway, Garraway, Carraway and others.
Early Notables of the Garawey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Garawey family to Ireland
Some of the Garawey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Garawey family to the New World and Oceana
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 Garawey or a variant listed above: Joan Carroway and her husband John, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Roger Carroway settled in Nevis in 1654; along with his brother William; Jeremiah Garroway settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1723.
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