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Oatway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Oatway is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the region of Ottway. Oatway 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 Oatway family


The surname Oatway 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.

Early History of the Oatway family


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Oatway Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Oatway were recorded, including Otway, Ottway, Ottaway, Otaway, Otawa and others.

Early Notables of the Oatway 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 Oatway family to Ireland


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


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Oatway family emigrate to North America:

Oatway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Oatway, aged 30, arrived in New York City, New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool & Queenstown [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX9F-6TG : 6 December 2014), Ellen Oatway, 10 Sep 1894; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Etruria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Oatway Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Henry Oatway, aged 46, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXBP-NWB : 6 December 2014), George Henry Oatway, 03 Jul 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • George H. Oatway, aged 47, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1910 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJJY-JZQ : 6 December 2014), George H. Oatway, 07 Aug 1910; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Harry Oatway, aged 49, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1916 aboard the ship "Tuscania" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJHC-PZP : 6 December 2014), Harry Oatway, 18 Sep 1916; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Tuscania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Oatway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edwin Oatway, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Oatway (post 1700)


  • Devin Neil Oatway (b. 1978), American actor, known for The Legend of Galgameth (1996), Camp Nowhere (1994) and Locust Valley (1999)
  • Anthony Philip David Terry "Charlie" Oatway (b. 1973), English former footballer
  • James Oatway (b. 1978), South African photojournalist based in Johannesburg, Chief Photographer of the Sunday Times (South Africa) until 2016
  • Derek Oatway (1931-2003), Bermudian swimmer at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Alby Oatway (1913-1971), Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda in 1941

Historic Events for the Oatway family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Clarence I Oatway, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

The Oatway 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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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX9F-6TG : 6 December 2014), Ellen Oatway, 10 Sep 1894; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Etruria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXBP-NWB : 6 December 2014), George Henry Oatway, 03 Jul 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJJY-JZQ : 6 December 2014), George H. Oatway, 07 Aug 1910; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJHC-PZP : 6 December 2014), Harry Oatway, 18 Sep 1916; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Tuscania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm
  6. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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