The ancestors of the name Goraway date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Goraway 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 Goraway family
The surname Goraway 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 Goraway family
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Goraway 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 Goraway 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. The variations of the name Goraway include: Garroway, Garreway, Carroway, Garraway, Carraway and others.
Early Notables of the Goraway family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Goraway family to Ireland
Some of the Goraway 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 Goraway family to the New World and Oceana
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 Goraway 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.