The lineage of the name Hadow begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived near Hadlow, a place-name found in Kent
and the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The place-name Hadlow is derived from the Old English elements hæth,
which meant heather, and hlaw,
which meant small hill. The place-name as a whole means "small hill where the heather grows." The original bearers of the name probably lived on or near such a hill.
Early Origins of the Hadow family
The surname Hadow was first found in Kent
at Hadlow, a village in the Medway valley, near Tonbridge which dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Haslow and was held by Richard de Tonebridge. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By 1235, the village was known as Hadlou. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Hadlow Castle was built in the late 1780s and is now listed as a Grade I listed country house and tower. Hadlow Tower, known locally as May's Folly, is a Victorian Gothic tower, and one of the largest in Britain.
Early History of the Hadow family
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Hadow Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hadow has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hadlow, Hadlo, Hadelow, Hadloe, Hadllow, Hadlowe, Hadlough and many more.
Early Notables of the Hadow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hadow family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hadow were among those contributors: Edea Hadelow, who came to Maryland in 1666 and Thomas Hadloe, also to Maryland, in 1667.
Historic Events for the Hadow family
- Mr. Norman W A Hadow (b. 1921), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Alton, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm