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Where did the English Barlow family come from? What is the English Barlow family crest and coat of arms? When did the Barlow family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Barlow family history?The ancient roots of the Barlow family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Barlow comes from when the family lived in either Lancashire, Derbyshire, or Yorkshire, where there were places named Barlow. In Lancashire, the county from which most members of the family originally came, the places were Barlow Hale and Barlow Moor, near Manchester. In Derbyshire, Barlow is a parish near Chesterfield. In Yorkshire, Barlow is an area in the parish of Brayton in the West Riding.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Barlow has appeared include Barlow, Barlowe, Barlo, Barloe and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barlow research. Another 259 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1691, 1932, 1550, 1620, 1584, 1585, 1656, 1607, 1691, 1626, 1704, 1639, 1719, 1676 and 1634 are included under the topic Early Barlow History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 267 words(19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barlow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Barlow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Barlow arrived in North America very early:
Barlow Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Barlow Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Barlow Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: En foi prest
Motto Translation: Ready in faith.
The Barlow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barlow Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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