Hatheway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Hatheway are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture 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 Hatheway family

The surname Hatheway 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 Hatheway family

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

Hatheway Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hatheway family name include Hathaway, Hatheway, Hathoway, Hathway and others.

Early Notables of the Hatheway family (pre 1700)

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Hatheway migration to Canada

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hatheway surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hatheway Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Ebenezer Hatheway Jr., U.E. (b. 1748) born in Freetown, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1811 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hatheway (post 1700)

  • Mrs. Thomas G. Hatheway, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1928 [2]
  • Thomas B. Hatheway, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windsor; Elected 1904 [2]
  • George B. Hatheway, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ellington, 1922 [2]
  • Frederick B. Hatheway, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Suffield, 1902 [2]
  • Charles Robert Hatheway (1866-1957), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windsor, 1909-10 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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