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The name Hollway belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived as inhabitants at the hollow-way or holy way. Hollway 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.

Hollway Early Origins



The surname Hollway 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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Hollway Spelling Variations


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Hollway 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 Hollway include Holloway, Hollway, Holoway, Hollaway, Hollywood and others.

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Hollway Early History


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Hollway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollway research. 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 Hollway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollway Early Notables (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...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollway In Ireland


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Hollway In Ireland



Some of the Hollway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Hollway were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hollway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dorothy Hollway settled in Barbados in 1663 with William her husband

Hollway Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jurgen Hollway, who arrived in America in 1780

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollway (post 1700)



  • Robert "Bob" Hollway (1926-1999), American football player and coach
  • David Alexander "Sandy" Hollway AO, Australian public servant and policymaker; he headed the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Thomas Tuke "Tom" Hollway (1906-1971), Australian politician, 36th Premier of Victoria (1947-1950)

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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Hollway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollway Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 17 December 2015 at 14:52.

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