Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived as inhabitants at the hollow-way or holy way. Halliway is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names.
Early Origins of the Halliway family
hundred of Ossulstone. Today, it is part of Greater London. There are a few different possible origins of the place name but the generally accepted origin is from the Old English words hol + weg which evolved to mean "the road with a hollow." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) One of the first listings of the district was in 1307, when it was listed as Le Holeweye.
Early History of the Halliway family
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Halliway Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Holloway, Hollway, Holoway, Hollaway, Hollywood and others.
Early Notables of the Halliway family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Halliway family to Ireland
Some of the Halliway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Halliway family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Halliway were among those contributors:
Halliway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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