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Doweard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Doweard family


The surname Doweard was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, in the parish of Dunoon where they held a family seat at Castle Toward.

Early History of the Doweard family


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Doweard Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Toward, Towart and others.

Early Notables of the Doweard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Doweard family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Toward settled in Maryland in 1714; Robert Towart(d) settled in San Francisco in 1850.

The Doweard 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: Ne parcas nec spernas
Motto Translation: Neither spare nor dispose.


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