name Strangeway comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Strangeways in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Strangeway belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Strangeway family
The surname Strangeway was first found in Lancashire
where it is generally thought that the name was derived from Strangwish, near Manchester which was held by the family in the 14th century. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
In fact, the English "Gentleman Pirate" Henry Strangways (died 1562) often spelt his name "Strangwish."
Early History of the Strangeway family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strangeway research.Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1585, 1666, 1614, 1666, 1636, 1676, 1661, 1676, 1615, 1675, 1640 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Strangeway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Strangeway Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Strangeway include Strangways, Strangeways, Strangwich, Strangwish, Strangeway and many more.
Early Notables of the Strangeway family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Strangways (1585-1666), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1614 and 1666, he supported the Royalist side in the English Civil War; John Strangways (1636-1676), an English politician... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Strangeway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Strangeway family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Strangeway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Annie Strangeway, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"
Contemporary Notables of the name Strangeway (post 1700)
- Andy Strangeway (b. 1965), English decorator, adventurer and islomaniac