Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Garraway 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 Garraway family
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Garraway Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Garraway have been found, including Garroway, Garreway, Carroway, Garraway, Carraway and others.
Early Notables of the Garraway family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Garraway family to Ireland
Some of the Garraway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Garraway family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Garraways to arrive on North American shores:
Garraway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Garraway Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Garraway (post 1700)
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