Gillow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Gillow family
The surname Gillow was first found in Northampton where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1402 where Thomas Gyllowe held estates.
Early History of the Gillow family
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Gillow Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gillow, Gilow, Gyllow, Gylow, Gilloe, Gillough, Gilough, Giloe, Gillot, Gillott and many more.
Early Notables of the Gillow family (pre 1700)
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| Gillow migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gillow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Benjamin Gillow, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637 
- John Gillow, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637 
- Benjamin Gillow and John Gillow, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637
- Thomas Gillow, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1639 
Gillow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alexander Gillow, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1811
- William Gillow, who was on record in New York in 1812
- William Gillow, aged 28, who landed in New York in 1812 
| Gillow migration to New Zealand ||+|
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:
Gillow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- J. Gillow, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Nourmahal" arriving in Dunedin, Otaga, South Island, New Zealand on 5th May 1858 
- Mr. Edward Gillow, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Nourmahal" arriving in Dunedin, Otaga, South Island, New Zealand on 5th May 1858 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Gillow (post 1700) ||+|
- Harry L. Gillow, American politician, Mayor of Port Huron, Michigan, 1946 
- Thomas Gillow (1769-1857), English Catholic divine, fourth son of Richard Gillow of Singleton, Lancashire 
- John Gillow (1753-1828), English President of Ushaw College, son of Robert Gillow of Westby, Lancashire
- Joseph Gillow (1850-1921), English historical and archaeological writer
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: Alis et animo
Motto Translation: With speed and courage.
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