Hattaway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hattaway family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes 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 Hattaway family

The surname Hattaway 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 Hattaway family

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

Hattaway Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hattaway include Hathaway, Hatheway, Hathoway, Hathway and others.

Early Notables of the Hattaway family (pre 1700)

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Hattaway migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hattaway were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hattaway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Alice Hattaway, who arrived in Maryland in 1659 [1]
Hattaway Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Hattaway, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [1]

Hattaway 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:

Hattaway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • R Hattaway, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1845

Contemporary Notables of the name Hattaway (post 1700)

  • Robert Hattaway (b. 1936), American former politician, Member of the Florida House of Representatives (1974-1982)
  • Doug Hattaway, American President and CEO of Hattaway Communications, Inc
  • Bob Hattaway, American Democrat politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 33rd District; Elected 1978 [2]


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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