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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Apparough is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family 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 or mound.

Early Origins of the Apparough family


The surname Apparough was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Early History of the Apparough family

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Early History of the Apparough family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Apparough 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 Apparough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Apparough Spelling Variations

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Apparough Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Apparough has been spelled many different ways, including Barrow, Barrough, Barrows and others.

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Early Notables of the Apparough family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Apparough 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...
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Migration of the Apparough family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Apparough family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Apparoughs to arrive in North America: 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.

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The Apparough Motto

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The Apparough 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.


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