Callow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Callow comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a shy or introverted person. An alternate derivation of the surname comes from the Old English, where Callow means the bald or bare hill. In such a case it could have been a nickname for a bald person, or a name given to someone who lived near a prominent treeless hill.

Early Origins of the Callow family

The surname Callow was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Callow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Callow research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1487 is included under the topic Early Callow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Callow 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 Callow has undergone many spelling variations, including Callow, Calow and others.

Early Notables of the Callow family (pre 1700)

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Callow migration to the United States

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 Callow were among those contributors:

Callow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Christian Callow who settled in New England in 1698
Callow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John R Callow, who arrived in America in 1807 [1]
  • John Callow, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1813

Callow migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Callow Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Stephen Callow, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Thomas Callow U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 202 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [2]
  • Mrs. Ann Callow U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 302 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [2]
  • Miss Mary Callow U.E. (b. 1769), aged 14 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 343 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [2]
  • Mr. John Callow U.E. (b. 1766), aged 17 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 342 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [2]

Callow migration to Australia

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

Callow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Callow, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]

Callow 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:

Callow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Callow, aged 35, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Emily Callow, aged 22, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Callow (post 1700)

  • William Grant Callow (b. 1921), American jurist
  • John Callow (1822-1878), English artist, born in London on 19 July 1822 [4]
  • William Callow (1812-1908), English landscape painter, engraver and water colourist
  • Simon Philip Hugh Callow (b. 1949), English stage, film and television actor
  • Henry Callow CBE, Manx former Second Deemster in the Isle of Man
  • Robert Kenneth Callow FRS (1901-1983), British biochemist, known for his work at the National Institute for Medical Research and his pioneering work on on steroids, vitamin D, and the synthesis of cortisone
  • Eleanor Callow Squirt (b. 1927), Canadian female left fielder for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (1947-1954)

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  4. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 31 Oct. 2019
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