The name Garroway is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family 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 Garroway family
The surname Garroway 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.
Early History of the Garroway family
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Garroway Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Garroway were recorded, including Garroway, Garreway, Carroway, Garraway, Carraway and others.
Early Notables of the Garroway family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Garroway family to Ireland
Some of the Garroway 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.
Migration of the Garroway family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Garroway family emigrate to North America:
Garroway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edward Garroway, who arrived in Barbados in 1668
Garroway Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jeremiah Garroway, who settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1723
Contemporary Notables of the name Garroway (post 1700)
- David Cunningham Garroway, founding host of NBC's Today from 1952 to 1961
Historic Events for the Garroway family
- Mr. Robert L Garroway (b. 1919), Scottish Steward serving for the Royal Navy from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm