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Dows Early Origins



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

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Dows Spelling Variations


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Dows Spelling Variations



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

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Dows Early History


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Dows Early History



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

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Dows Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dows Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Dows In Ireland


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Dows In Ireland



Some of the Dows 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:

Dows Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lawrence Dows, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1640

Dows Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J C Dows, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • G D Dows, aged 40, landed in New York, NY in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dows (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dows (post 1700)



  • William Greene Dows (1864-1926), American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives, 1897-99; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1912
  • Gwendolyn Burden Dows (1884-1935), American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1934
  • Emily Dows (1895-1971), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1956
  • David Dows (1885-1966), American Republican politician, Nassau County Sheriff, 1932-34; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944; Member, New York State Racing Commission, 1944-49

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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



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Dows Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dows 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 22 January 2016 at 11:49.

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