Early Origins of the Ordwaye family
The surname Ordwaye was first found in Huntingdon
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in that shire. Holding the estates was a Noman knight or man at arms named Orduui recorded in the Domesday Book
in 1086. We have thus far been unable to trace his origin in Normandy.
Early History of the Ordwaye family
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Ordwaye Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ordway, Ordwy, Ordwey, Ortway, Ordwee, Ordweigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Ordwaye family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ordwaye family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..