Harlow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Harlow date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the parish of Harlow in the county of Essex.

Early Origins of the Harlow family

The surname Harlow was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Harlow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harlow research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Harlow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Harlow Spelling Variations

Harlow has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Harlow have been found, including Harlow, Harlowe and others.

Early Notables of the Harlow family (pre 1700)

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Harlow migration to the United States

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Harlows to arrive on North American shores:

Harlow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Harlow, who arrived in Virginia in 1619, before the "Mayflower"
  • John Harlow, who landed in Virginia in 1619 [1]
  • Anthony Harlow, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Anthony Harlow, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1624 [1]
  • Stephen Harlow, who landed in Virginia in 1642 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Harlow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Harlow, who settled in Maryland in 1722
Harlow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John P Harlow, who landed in Arkansas in 1869 [1]
Harlow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ernest James Alfred Harlow, who arrived in California in 1902 [1]

Harlow migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Harlow Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • William Harlow, who landed in Quebec in 1784
Harlow Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Robert Harlow, who arrived in Canada in 1831

Harlow migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Harlow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Harlow, aged 21, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" [2]
  • John Harlow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849 [2]
  • George Harlow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1851 [3]

Harlow 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:

Harlow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Harlow, (b. 1850), aged 24, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Peter Denny" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 26th July 1874 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Harlow (post 1700)

  • Bryce Harlow (1916-1987), American corporate lobbyist adviser to American presidents, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Mary Harlow, American jurist, magistrate for the Superior Court, Family Division in Chittenden and Orange Counties, Vermont
  • Joel Harlow, American Academy Award winning makeup artist, known for his work on the Pirates of the Caribbean movies
  • Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Donald L. Harlow (1920-1997), American second Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
  • Bob Harlow (1899-1954), American golfer, founder of Golf World magazine in 1947, inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1988
  • Richard Cresson "Dick" Harlow (1889-1962), American football player and coach, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (1954)
  • Larry Harlow (b. 1939), American salsa music performer, composer and producer, recipient of the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2008)
  • Larry Duane Harlow (b. 1951), retired American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Francis Harvey Harlow, American theoretical physicist known for his work in the field of fluid dynamics
  • Jean Harlow (1911-1937), born Harlean Harlow Carpenter, American film actress and top sex symbol of the 1930s also known as the "Blonde Bombshell" and "Platinum Blonde"
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIR EDWARD PARRY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirEdwardParry.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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