Hathaway Family CrestThe English surname Hathaway is found mainly in central southern England and South Wales. The surname Hathaway is a topographic name for someone who lived by a path across a heath, from the Middle English terms hathe meaning “heath” and  weye  meaning“ way.” The first recorded record of the family name is shown to be that of William Hadewi, which was dated 1178, in the Pipe Rolls of Herefordshire, and London Church Records list the christenings of Thomas, son of John Haddyway, at St. Margaret's, Westminster, on the 22nd March 1616, and of Katherine Hadaway at Allhallows London Wall, on the 7th April 1681. Today there are approximately 18,000 bearers of the surname Hathaway living in The United States.

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