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Hallway is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the Old English personal name ∆thelwig, which originally meant noble-war, ∆lfwig, which meant elf-war, or Ealdwig, which meant old war.

Hallway Early Origins



The surname Hallway was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Hallway Spelling Variations


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Hallway 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 Hallway 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 Hallway include: Alway, Allway, Alewy, Alwy, Always, Allways, Ailwi, Alwi, Alawy, Alewi, Alwaye and many more.

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Hallway Early History


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Hallway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallway research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1188, 1200, 1206, 1221, 1264, 1273, 1273, 1301, 1544, 1599 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Hallway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hallway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hallway Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hallway Notables 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 Hallway or a variant listed above: Robert Alway, who was recorded in Oxford County, Ontario in 1835; J.W. Alway in Lincoln County, Ontario in 1872; and Alfred Alway in Haldimand County, Ontario in 1877..

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