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The origins of the Strangmeway name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Strangeways in the county of Lancashire. The surname Strangmeway 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 Strangmeway family


The surname Strangmeway 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. [1]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."

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Early History of the Strangmeway family

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Early History of the Strangmeway family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strangmeway 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 Strangmeway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Strangmeway Spelling Variations

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Strangmeway 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 Strangmeway were recorded, including Strangways, Strangeways, Strangwich, Strangwish, Strangeway and many more.

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Early Notables of the Strangmeway family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Strangmeway 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 Strangmeway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Strangmeway family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Strangmeway 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 Strangmeway family emigrate to North America: William and Robert Strangway settled in Maryland in 1750.

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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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