The Abbarrow name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived near a grove, or in any of a number of places called Barrow, The surname is derived from the Old English word, bearo,
which means grove.
As a local
name, it could also be derived from a long hill
Early Origins of the Abbarrow family
The surname Abbarrow was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Abbarrow family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abbarrow research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1192, 1242, 1550, 1593, 1630, 1677, 1613 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Abbarrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Abbarrow Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Abbarrow has undergone many spelling variations
, including Barrow, Barrough, Barrows and others.
Early Notables of the Abbarrow family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Henry Barrowe (c.1550-1593), English Puritan and Separatist; Isaac Barrow (1630-1677), an English scholar and mathematician who is best known for his early role... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Abbarrow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Abbarrow family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Abbarrow were among those contributors: Henry Barrow who settled in Virginia in 1652; John Barrow settled in Virginia in 1642; Thomas Barrow settled in Virginia in 1623. In Newfoundland, Petter Barrow was a laborer in St. John's in 1779.
The Abbarrow Motto
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: Parum sufficit
Motto Translation: A little is enough.