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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.

Gallow Early Origins



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.

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Gallow Spelling Variations


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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.

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Gallow Early History


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Gallow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallow research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1405, 1430, 1606, and 1632 are included under the topic Early Gallow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gallow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gallow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gallow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gallow In Ireland


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Gallow In Ireland



Some of the Gallow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 261 words (19 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



The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them: Rev. George Galloway who arrived in York county, Ontario in 1814; Jessie Galloway who arrived in Victoria, county, Ontario in 1831; James and Eliza Gallery who arrived in New York in 1811.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Gallow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gallow 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 4 October 2014 at 13:04.

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