This web site covers the English entries for surnames originally written (or later transcribed) as Strangeway Strangeways Strangewayes Strangewaies Strangway Strangways Strangwayes Straingways Straingewaies Straingways Strangesways Strangewaise Strangwaise Strangwas Strangwyse etc.
There is also some info on the families that have been recorded for us as Strandguidge Strandgwidg Strandgwidge Strandwidge Strandwige Strangewich Strangewiche Stranguadg Stranguage Stranguide Stranguidge Stranguish Strangwage Strangwich Strangwiche Strangwick Strangwidg Strangwidge Strangwieg Strangwige etc. Even though it is not clear if these surnames all have the same root.
It is not, therefore, a full, worldwide, one-name study but it does get close and provides a large percentage of the known references to this group of surnames.
Unlike any of the other surnames that I have researched these families do have records going back to medieval times. Not just in their own right but also through marriages to some of the most powerful families in England at that time. more..
It is also different in that it involves some important people right through to the 19th and 20th centuries including the Fox-Strangways, Bull-Strangways and Swainston-Strangwayes lines of “landed” families. Many of whom were entitled to (or claimed) a Coat of Arms more..
So quite a range - from labourers to earls - within a 650 year span of history.
I hope you find something here that is a small help when researching your family history. - good luck and fruitful searching.