The name Garway has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name 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 Garway family
The surname Garway 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 Garway family
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Garway Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Garway have been found, including Garroway, Garreway, Carroway, Garraway, Carraway and others.
Early Notables of the Garway family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Garway family to Ireland
Some of the Garway family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Garway family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Garway, 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.