culture of Britain. It is derived 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 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.
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.