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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.

Harlow Early Origins



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.

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Harlow Spelling Variations


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Harlow Spelling Variations



Harlow has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Harlow, Harlowe and others.

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Harlow Early History


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Harlow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harlow research. Another 231 words (16 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.

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Harlow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harlow Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Anthony Harlow settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Anthony Harlow, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • Stephen Harlow, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • ... (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 settled in Maryland in 1722

Harlow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John P Harlow, who landed in Arkansas in 1869

Harlow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest James Alfred Harlow, who arrived in California in 1902

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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Harlow, aged 21, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • John Harlow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849
  • George Harlow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harlow (post 1700)


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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
  • William McGrath Harlow, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Ottawa, 1932-38
  • William Harlow, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972
  • William A. Harlow, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1944, 1948
  • W. M. Harlow (b. 1934), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives, 1958-67
  • Samuel Ralph Harlow (1885-1972), American politician, Congregationalist minister; college professor; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1932, 1934, 1936
  • Roger M. Harlow (1924-1989), American politician, Mayor of Indio, California
  • Leslie Harlow, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 2004
  • John B. Harlow, American Republican politician, Postmaster at St. Louis, Missouri, 1890-94
  • Isaac Harlow, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Washington County, 1804-05
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Harlow


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Suggested Readings for the name Harlow



  • The Cummington Harlows: Line of Ancestry from Sergeant William Harlow of Plymouth and Descendants of Matthew Harlow (1775-1847) of Sixth Generation by Cummington Harlows Association.
  • Richard Penhallow (also Harlow): His Life and Descendants by Aileen Smock Delong.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Harlow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harlow 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 8 December 2016 at 17:22.

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