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 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.
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)
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Migration of the Gallow family to 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.
Migration of the Gallow family to the New World and Oceana
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.