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Dow Early Origins



The surname Dow was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Dow Spelling Variations


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Dow Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: McDow, Dow, Dowe, Dove, Dows, Dowes, Doves and others.

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Dow Early History


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Dow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dow research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1370, 1500, 1527, 1616 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Dow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dow Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dow In Ireland


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Dow In Ireland



Some of the Dow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Dow settled in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1635
  • Henry Dow, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Matthew Dow who settled in Salem in the year 1640
  • Francis Dow, settled in Salem in the year 1640
  • Thomas Dow, who arrived in Salisbury, Massachusetts in 1642
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Dow, who landed in Jamaica in 1728-1729

Dow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Dow, aged 36, landed in New York in 1812
  • Daniel Dow, aged 37, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Aug Dow, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • Robert Dow, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1820
  • Patrick Dow, aged 32, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dow Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Robert Dowler U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Dow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Dow, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • David Dow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • Margaret Dow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • James Dow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • David Dow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A. Dow arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dow (post 1700)



  • Herbert Henry Dow (1886-1930), Canadian-born, American chemist, founder of Dow Chemical Company in 1897
  • Nancy Maryanne Dow (1936-2016), American actress, model and mother of Jennifer Aniston
  • Ellen Rose Albertini Dow (1913-2015), American character actress, recently known for her roles in Wedding Crashers (2005), The Wedding Singer (1998) and Road Trip (2000)
  • Alden B. Dow (1904-1983), American architect, son of Herbert Henry Dow
  • Tony Lee Dow (b. 1945), American film producer, director, sculptor, and a television child actor best known for his role in the television sitcom Leave It to Beaver
  • Neal S. Dow (1804-1897), American prohibitionist
  • Charles Henry Dow (1851-1902), American journalist, co-founder of Dow Jones & Co
  • Augustus M. La Dow, American politician, Mayor of Millville, New Jersey, 1941
  • Edwin R. Dow, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1940
  • Everett E. Dow, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Walworth County, 1901-02
  • ... (Another 49 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Dow


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Suggested Readings for the name Dow



  • The Ancestry of Harvey Dunn (also Dow) by Judith Miner Hine Luedemann.

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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: Patiens
Motto Translation: Patient.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. 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.
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The Dow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dow 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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