Hathaway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The history of the name Hathaway begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the Old German personal names Hathuwic or Hadewic, or from the Old English personal name Heathuwig, which means war-warrior.

Early Origins of the Hathaway family

The surname Hathaway was first found in Gloucestershire 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.

Important Dates for the Hathaway family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hathaway research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1200 is included under the topic Early Hathaway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hathaway Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hathaway has been recorded under many different variations, including Hathaway, Hatheway, Hathoway, Hathway and others.

Early Notables of the Hathaway family (pre 1700)

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Hathaway migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hathaway or a variant listed above:

Hathaway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Arthur Hathaway, who landed in Massachusetts in 1630 [1]
  • John and Susan Hathaway, who settled in Boston in 1635
  • Thomas Hathaway, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [1]
  • John Hathaway, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1639 [1]
  • Francis Hathaway, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hathaway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Hathaway, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • William Hathaway, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • W Hathaway, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • L Hathaway, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • S Hathaway, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Hathaway migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hathaway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Hathaway, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]

Hathaway migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hathaway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Hathaway, (b. 1817), aged 46, British farm labourer travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Brothers Pride" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [3]
  • Mrs. Sarah Hathaway, (b. 1817), aged 46, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Brothers Pride" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [3]
  • Mrs. Milbrough Hathaway, (b. 1833), aged 30, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Brothers Pride" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [3]
  • Mr. David Hathaway, (b. 1838), aged 25, British farm labourer travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Brothers Pride" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [3]
  • Mr. William Hathaway, (b. 1845), aged 18, British farm labourer travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Brothers Pride" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hathaway (post 1700)

  • Lalah Hathaway (b. 1968), born Eulaulah Donyll Hathaway, American five-time Grammy Award winning contemporary R&B and jazz singer, daughter of Donny Hathaway
  • Ray Wilson Hathaway (1916-2015), American Major League Baseball pitcher who appeared in four games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945
  • Hillary Houston Hathaway (b. 1969), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Kenya Canelibra Hathaway (b. 1970), contemporary American R&B and jazz singer
  • Felix Hathaway (1798-1856), American carpenter and pioneer in what became the state of Oregon
  • Clarence A. "Charlie" Hathaway (1892-1963), American activist in the Minnesota trade union movement
  • Noah Leslie Hathaway (b. 1971), American former child actor
  • Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (b. 1982), American Academy Award Emmy Award winning actress
  • Henry Hathaway (1898-1985), American film director and producer
  • Donny Edward Hathaway (1945-1979), American soul musician
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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