The rich and ancient history of the Haddaway family name dates back to the time of the
tribes of Britain. It comes from the Old German personal names
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haddaway research.Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1200 is included under the topic Early Haddaway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Haddaway have been found, including Hathaway, Hatheway, Hathoway, Hathway and others.
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. Among the first immigrants of the name Haddaway, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Joe Hathoway settled in New England
in 1635; Francis Hathaway settled in Virginia in 1652; John and Susan Hathaway settled in Boston in 1635.