Gallow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the name Gallow are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Gallow was originally found in Galloway, Scotland, an area covering what is now the counties of Kircudbright and Wigtown.
Early Origins of the Gallow family
The surname Gallow was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Gallow family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallow research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1430, 1632, 1405, 1606, 1551, 1626, 1551, 1576, 1580, 1581, 1606, 1607, 1610, 1615, 1619 and are included under the topic Early Gallow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gallow Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Gallow has appeared as Galloway, Gallaway, Gallway, Gallowey, Gallaraw, Gallowray, Gallery and many more.
Early Notables of the Gallow family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Patrick Galloway (1551?-1626?), Scottish divine, born about 1551. In 1576 he was appointed minister of the parishes of Foulis Easter and Longforgan, Perthshire. On 14 Nov, 1580 he was called to the Middle Church at Perth, and admitted on 24 April 1581. Galloway was popular as a preacher, and his services were sought in 1606 as...
Migration of the Gallow family to Ireland
Some of the Gallow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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:
Gallow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century