Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Garreway is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family 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."
Early Origins of the Garreway 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 Garreway family
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Garreway Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Garreway has been spelled many different ways, including Garroway, Garreway, Carroway, Garraway, Carraway and others.
Early Notables of the Garreway family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Garreway family to Ireland
Some of the Garreway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Garreway family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Garreways to arrive in North America: 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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