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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.
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Callow research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1487 is included under the topic Early Callow History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Callow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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
- John Callow arrived in Philadelphia in 1813
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
- Mrs. Ann Callow 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
- Miss Mary Callow (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
- Mr. John Callow (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
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, Austraila
Callow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Robert Callow, aged 35, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
- Emily Callow, aged 22, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
- William Grant Callow (b. 1921), American jurist
- 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
- Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
- MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
- Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
- Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
- Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
- Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
- Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
The Callow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Callow 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.
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