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The name Garrowaye is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the 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."

Garrowaye Early Origins



The surname Garrowaye 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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Garrowaye Early History


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Garrowaye Early History



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

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Garrowaye Spelling Variations


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Garrowaye Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Garrowaye are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Garrowaye include: Garroway, Garreway, Carroway, Garraway, Carraway and others.

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Garrowaye Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garrowaye Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Garrowaye In Ireland


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Garrowaye In Ireland



Some of the Garrowaye 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


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Garrowaye 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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