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The name Harrow is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a harrower, a person who worked in the fields and was originally derived from the Old English harwen, which meant "to harrow." Harrowing a field is the process of breaking up the earth after plowing so that seeding may take place. In the Middle Ages, this was done with a wooden frame studded with spikes and disks dragged over the field by a team of oxen.

Harrow Early Origins



The surname Harrow was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Harrow Spelling Variations


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Harrow Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Harrow include Harrower, Harower, Harewere and others.

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Harrow Early History


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Harrow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harrow research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Harrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harrow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harrow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harrow 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Harrow were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Harrow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Harrow, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Patricke Harrow, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1652
  • Charles Harrow, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Harrow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Harrow, who landed in Virginia in 1706

Harrow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Harrow, aged 5, who landed in America from Great Britain, in 1895

Harrow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Samuel Harrow, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Thomas R. Harrow, aged 45, who emigrated to America from South Shields, England, in 1908
  • Alexander Harrow, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1908
  • Margaret Harrow, aged 39, who settled in America from Kilysth, Scotland, in 1909
  • Thomas Harrow, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harrow Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • I. M. L. Harrow, aged 33, who emigrated to Milvearton, Canada, in 1905
  • John Harrow, aged 22, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1921
  • Helen Harrow, aged 28, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1921

Harrow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Harrow, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harrow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harrow (post 1700)



  • William Harrow (1822-1872), American lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War
  • Nancy Harrow (b. 1930), American jazz singer
  • Daton Earl Harrow (1903-1983), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1953; Prohibition Candidate for Wayne State University Board of Governors, 1959. Free Methodist
  • Jack Harrow (1888-1958), English footballer
  • Lisa Harrow (b. 1943), New Zealand actress
  • Andy Harrow (b. 1956), Scottish retired footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Harrow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harrow 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.

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