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Early Origins of the Treadway family

The surname Treadway was first found in Suffolk where Thomas Treddewel held estates c. 1248. [1]

The name literally means "dweller at a path, or road, by a spring or stream." [2] "The Tredwells or Treadwells are also represented in Kent. The name of Treadwell occurred in Enstone parish 200 years ago. T. Treadwell was mayor of Oxford in 1758." [3]

Up in Scotland, Saint Triduana, also known as Trodline, Tredwell, and in Norse as Trøllhaena, was an early Christian woman who was associated with various places in Scotland. It is thought she probably lived sometime between the 4th and 8th centuries. St Tredwell's Chapel, Papa Westray is a renowned Orkney pilgrimage-centre, standing on a conical mound on a small peninsula. Here, late medieval walls can be seen, built over Iron Age ruins.

Early History of the Treadway family

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Treadway Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Treadwell, Treadway, Threadwell, Tredway, Threadway, Tredway, Tradewell, Tradway and many more.

Early Notables of the Treadway family

Distinguished members of the family include Lady Lettice Mary Tredway (1593-1677), an English abbess in Paris, the daughter of Sir Walter Tredway of Beckley, Buckinghamshire, and afterwards of Northamptonshire. Born in 1593...
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Treadway Ranking

In the United States, the name Treadway is the 4,013rd most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [4]

United States Treadway migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Treadway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nathaniel Treadway, who landed in New England in 1640 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Treadway (post 1700) +

  • Francis Wilcox Treadway (1869-1925), American politician
  • Jessica Treadway (b. 1961), American short story writer
  • Rick Treadway (b. 1970), American former driver in the Indy Racing League
  • Richard Fowle "Dick" Treadway (1913-2006), American businessman and politician
  • Thadford Leon "Red" Treadway (1920-1994), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • George B. Treadway, American baseball player in the National League from 1893 to 1896
  • Tyrus Richard "Ty" Treadway (b. 1967), American game show host, actor and talk show host
  • Jeff Treadway (b. 1963), American Major League Baseball player

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  4. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  5. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook