Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Strangways was originally derived from a family having lived in the settlement of Strangeways in the county of Lancashire. The surname Strangways 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 Strangways family
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 Strangways family
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Strangways Spelling Variations
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 Strangways include Strangways, Strangeways, Strangwich, Strangwish, Strangeway and many more.
Early Notables of the Strangways family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Strangways family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Strangways Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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