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The lineage of the name Hotaway begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the region of Ottway. Hotaway 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. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Hotaway family


The surname Hotaway was first found in Westmorland where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Early History of the Hotaway family

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Early History of the Hotaway family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hotaway research.
Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1652, 1685, 1682, 1615, 1692, 1671, 1680, 1680 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Hotaway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hotaway Spelling Variations

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Hotaway Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hotaway has undergone many spelling variations, including Otway, Ottway, Ottaway, Otaway, Otawa and others.

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Early Notables of the Hotaway family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Hotaway family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir John Otway; and Thomas Otway (1652-1685), an English dramatist of the Restoration period, best known for Venice Preserv'd, or...
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Migration of the Hotaway family to Ireland

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Migration of the Hotaway family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Hotaway family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hotaway were among those contributors: Thomas Ottway who settled in Virginia in 1623; James Otway arrived in New York in 1823 with his wife and five children, and his brother William; W.B. Otway settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1852..

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The Hotaway Motto

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The Hotaway Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Si Deus nobiscum quis contra nos
Motto Translation: If God be with us who can be against us?.


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