The Hathaway Family Association has been organized to stimulate interest in
the collection, compilation, and publication of the history and the genealogy of
the Hathaway family. Some of the variations of the spelling of the surname
Hathaway include: Hatheway, Hathway, Hadaway, Hataway, and Hattaway. The
Oxford Dictionary states: A heath is a tract of land and a heathway is a path
across the heath. Such is the possible origin of the family name, Hathaway.
There are also numerous Old English spellings, which may have preceded the
more common spellings known today.
Although there have been other immigrants, three early Hathaways immigrated
from England to America in the 1600's: Nicholas, from whom the largest group
descends, Arthur, and the line we call William of Virginia. We hope you will
enjoy exploring our collections and research on the Hathaways of America.
If you would like further information, please feel free to contact our
genealogists, Helen Freedman or Ruth Keightley, or our Internet
Correspondent, Leanne Wiese, or any of our other HFA Officers.
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The Hathaway Family Association voted June 1,
1968 to have the Richmond Herald, College of
Arms, London research the coat of arms which we
know has been in use for approximately three
centuries in our families. The official report is dated
7 Aug. 1968.
“Neither the arms nor the crest is in the Official
Ordinary of Arms and hence must be regarded as
either spurious or wrongly attributed.”
“However, Hathaway arms were quartered in 1732
for Anne, eldest daughter and coheir of Rev. John
Hathway, late Prebend of Hereford, but with no
indication of how he established his right to the
arms. The only other record is in a 16th century
alphabet of arms (College of Arms ms. 2nd L. 2. fo
xii r) where they are simply entered for Hathaway.”
At the annual meeting of the Hathaway Family
Association on June 7, 1969, it was voted to use the
hunter’s horn on black shield together with crest “A
demi-lion rampant, gules; In his dexter paw a fleur
de lys” quoted from Book of Family Crests Henry
Washburn, 10th edition, London; Bell & Daldy, 186
Fleet St., 1862. Mrs. Jane Hathaway Joeck offered
to prepare a line-drawing suitable for use in the
revised edition. Our family association is proud to
accept her presentation shown above.