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Hollaways is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived as inhabitants at the hollow-way or holy way. Hollaways is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names.

Early Origins of the Hollaways family


The surname Hollaways was first found in Middlesex at Holloway, a district in the parish of Islington, Finsbury division of the hundred of Ossulstone. Today, it is part of Greater London. There are a few different possible origins of the place name but the generally accepted origin is from the Old English words hol + weg which evolved to mean "the road with a hollow." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the first listings of the district was in 1307, when it was listed as Le Holeweye.

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Early History of the Hollaways family

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Early History of the Hollaways family


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Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1826, 1684, 1666, 1734, 1720, 1734, 1722, 1723 and are included under the topic Early Hollaways History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollaways Spelling Variations

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Hollaways 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. Hollaways has been recorded under many different variations, including Holloway, Hollway, Holoway, Hollaway, Hollywood and others.

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Early Notables of the Hollaways family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Hollaways family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: James Holloway (died 1684), an English merchant from Bristol, and conspirator of the Rye House Plot; and John...
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Migration of the Hollaways family to Ireland

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Migration of the Hollaways family to Ireland


Some of the Hollaways family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hollaways family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Hollaways family to the New World and Oceana


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 Hollaways or a variant listed above: Dorothy Hollway settled in Barbados in 1663; with William her husband; William Holloway settled in Maryland in 1775; Eadie Holloway settled with Elizabeth and Joe in Virginia in 1635.

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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