The Strangeways variant of the surname is most commonly found in the north-east of England and the Scottish borders. One explanation for this may be because they are descended from this family. It was recorded in the pedigree of the Cheswick, Strangeways and Donaldson families of Cheswick, Northumberland. Google Maps Link...

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The above book provides much background information about the Fox-Strangways family, their lives and social connections.