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The ancestors of the Barrows surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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.

Barrows Early Origins



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

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Barrows Spelling Variations


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Barrows Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Barrows include Barrow, Barrough, Barrows and others.

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Barrows Early History


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Barrows Early History



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

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Barrows Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barrows Early Notables (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 Barrows Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Barrows Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Barrows, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1637
  • Robert Barrows, who landed in Connecticut in 1645
  • Mathew Barrows, who arrived in Virginia in 1656

Barrows Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Barrows, who arrived in America in 1808
  • A M Barrows, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Barrows Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Barrows, aged 48, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barrows (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barrows (post 1700)



  • Clifford Burton Barrows (1923-2016), American music and program director for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1988
  • Samuel June Barrows (1845-1909), U.S. Representative
  • Cuke Barrows (1883-1955), American baseball outfielder
  • George D. Barrows (1914-1994), American actor
  • Henry Dwight Barrows (1825-1914), American teacher, businessman, farmer, goldminer, reporter
  • Henry A. Barrows (1875-1945), American actor
  • Robert Hilliard Barrows (1922-2008), American general
  • David Nye Barrows (1816-1895), American politician, Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, 1864-67
  • Dan Barrows, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Mansfield, 1828
  • Clark E. Barrows, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 16th District, 1883-84
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Barrows Historic Events


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Barrows Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Barrows (d. 1912), aged 32, English First Class Saloon Steward from London, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    11. ...

    The Barrows Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barrows 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 November 2016 at 15:04.

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