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Where did the German Sydow family come from? What is the German Sydow family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sydow family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sydow family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sydow, Sidow, Sydau, Sidau and others.

First found in Pomerania, where the name had aristocratic origins and acquired a significant reputation for its contribution to the developing mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sydow research. Another 254 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1454, 1536, 1710, and 1749 are included under the topic Early Sydow History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 58 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sydow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sydow Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Karl August Sydow, aged 54, arrived in America in 1843
  • J A F Sydow, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Adolph Sydow, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Carl Sydow, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • G D Sydow, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851


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  3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Sydow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sydow 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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