The name Strangeways belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in the settlement of Strangeways in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Strangeways 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 Strangeways family
The surname Strangeways 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 Strangeways family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strangeways 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 Strangeways History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Strangeways 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 Strangeways include Strangways, Strangeways, Strangwich, Strangwish, Strangeway and many more.
Early Notables of the Strangeways 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 Strangeways Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Strangeways family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Strangeways Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Job Strangeways, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834