Barlow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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 Yorkshire, Barlow is an area in the parish of Brayton in the West Riding.

Early Origins of the Barlow family

The surname Barlow was first found in Barlow, Manchester. "The Lancashire Barlows spring from Barlow Hale and Barlow Moor, near Manchester. The name has ramified in an extraordinary manner. Barlow is also a parish in Derbyshire, near Chesterfield, but nearly all our Barlows trace back to the neighbourhood of Manchester. The Barlows of Barlow Hale (whence William Barlow, bishop of Lincoln, born about 1550) were seated there so early as 20 Richard II (during the twentieth year of Richard II's reign.) The first entry below probably represents Barlow, a chapelry in the parish of Brayton, West Riding Yorkshire. " [1]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Johannes de Berlowe as holding lands there at that time.

"The Lancashire Barlows included an ancient knightly family of Barlow Hall, near Manchester, in the 16th and 17th centuries, and carried their pedigree back to the reign of Edward I. " [2]

Important Dates for the Barlow family

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Barlow Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Barlow family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Arthur Barlowe (ca. 1550-1620), one of two British captains who, under the direction of Sir Walter Raleigh, left England in 1584 to find land in North America to claim for Queen Elizabeth I of England, he landed at what is now known as the Pamlico Sound of North Carolina; Dom William Rudesind Barlow (1585-1656), generally known during his adult life as Rudesind Barlow...
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Migration of the Barlow family to Ireland

Some of the Barlow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barlow migration to the United States

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 United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Barlow, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • George Barlow, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1635 [3]
  • Jon Barlow, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 [3]
  • Stafford Barlow, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 [3]
  • Bartholomew Barlow, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1645 [3]
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Barlow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Barlow, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [3]
  • Richard Barlow, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [3]
  • Thomas Barlow, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [3]
  • William Barlow, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1772 [3]
  • William Barlow, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772
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Barlow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Agnes Barlow, who landed in America in 1805 [3]
  • Eliz Barlow, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [3]
  • Jane Barlow, who landed in New York, NY in 1812 [3]
  • Edward Barlow, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [3]
  • H A Barlow, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]
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Barlow migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barlow Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jonathon Barlow, who settled in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1774
  • Mr. Joseph Barlow U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [4]
  • Mr. Thomas Barlow U.E. (b. 1782) born in New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [4]
Barlow Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ezekiel Barlow, aged 34, a merchant, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John" from Liverpool, England
  • Ezekiel Barlow, aged 40, a merchant, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the barque "Frederick" from Liverpool, England
  • Joseph Barlow, aged 26, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1864

Barlow migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Barlow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Barlow, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]
  • Richard Barlow, a smith, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Barlow, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • James Barlow, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]
  • Henry Barlow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [8]
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Barlow migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Barlow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Barlow, (b. 1841), aged 23, British painter travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1864 [9]
  • Miss Emily A. Barlow, (b. 1847), aged 19, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 5th January 1867 [9]
  • Miss Fanny M. Barlow, (b. 1853), aged 17, British general servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Monarch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1870 [9]
  • Mr. Charles M. Barlow, (b. 1872), aged 11 months, Cornish settler departing on 27th June 1873 aboard the ship "Hypaspes" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th October 1873 [10]
  • Mrs. Frances W. Barlow, (b. 1844), aged 29, Cornish settler departing on 27th June 1873 aboard the ship "Hypaspes" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th October 1873 [10]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Barlow (post 1700)

  • John Perry Barlow (1947-2018), American poet, essayist, Wyoming cattle rancher and political activist
  • Thomas Barlow (b. 1940), American politician
  • Joel Barlow (1754-1812), American writer and poet
  • Maude Victoria Barlow (b. 1947), Canadian author and activist
  • Peter Barlow (1776-1862), English engineer, inventor of Barlow's Wheel and the Barlow lens, born at Norwich in October 1776 [11]
  • Sir George Hilario Barlow (1762-1847), English administrator, who served as Acting Governor-General of India (1805-1807), fourth son of William Barlow, of Bath, and younger brother of Admiral Sir Robert Barlow, G.C.B [11]
  • John Noble Barlow (1861-1917), prominent English artist
  • John Barlow (b. 1967), English writer
  • Horace Barlow FRS (b. 1921), British visual neuroscientist
  • Gary Barlow (b. 1971), English singer, songwriter, bandleader and producer
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Historic Events for the Barlow family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Barlow (1864-1914), née Toms Canadian First Class Passenger from Montreal, Quebec, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [12]
  • Dr Alfred Ernest Albert Barlow (1862-1914), Canadian First Class Passenger from Montreal, Quebec, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [12]
HMS Prince of Wales
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Ernest Barlow, British Stoker 2ne Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [14]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. George Barlow (d. 1912), aged 36, English Second Class Bedroom Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [15]
  • Mr. Charles Barlow (d. 1912), aged 30, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [15]

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  8. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  11. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 6 June 2019
  12. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  13. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  14. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  15. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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