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The Brow family name comes from a place named by the Viking settlers who arrived in the shores of Scotland in the Middle Ages. The Brow name comes from someone having lived in the places named Overbrough and Netherbrough in Harray, in the Orkney Islands. It is believed that the origins of the Brow name are Norse, but it is not known if the place or personal name came first.

Brow Early Origins



The surname Brow was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Brow Spelling Variations


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Brow Spelling Variations



Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These spelling variations result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Brow has been spelled Brough, Burgh, Brugh, Broughe, Burghe, Brughe, Bruche and many more.

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Brow Early History


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Brow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brow research. Another 394 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1557, 1600, 1643, and 1671 are included under the topic Early Brow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brow Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brow 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



The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Brow or a variant listed above, including:

Brow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Weston Brow, who arrived in Virginia in 1645
  • John Brow, who landed in America in 1652
  • Jahn Brow, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1652

Brow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Brow, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Margaret Brow, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1774

Brow Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Sam Brow, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brow (post 1700)



  • Loren G. Brow (1920-1996), nicknamed "Totch," American author of historical accounts of life in the Florida Everglades
  • Scott John Brow (b. 1969), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1993 to 1998
  • Ambrose B. Brow, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1930

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
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    The Brow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brow 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 11 February 2016 at 13:24.

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