The ancestors of the Hattlow family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Worcestershire
. The earliest instances of the name in England
appear for the most part to be of local
origin; that is, derived from the name of the place where an original bearer lived or where he once held land, the place in this instance being a hlaw,
the Old English word for a hill.
Any individual case may also be of nickname
origin, deriving from loup,
the Old French word for a wolf,
or from one of the pet-names for Lawrence,
such as Law or Low.
Early Origins of the Hattlow family
The surname Hattlow was first found in Worcestershire
. Later, a branch of the family was found at Alderwasley in Derbyshire
. " The Le Foune or Fawne family held lands here in the reign of Henry III., and their heiress intermarried with the Lowes, who obtained a grant of the manor from Henry VIII." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hattlow family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hattlow research.Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1433, 1439, 1318, 1594, 1682, 1640, 1644, 1628, 1667, 1661, 1667, 1690, 1724, 1720 and are included under the topic Early Hattlow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hattlow Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hattlow were recorded, including Lowe, Lowes, Lowis, Lowse, Low, McLoy and others.
Early Notables of the Hattlow family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Humphrey Lowe, High Sheriff
of Shropshire; George Lowe (c.
1594-1682), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Calne (1640-1644), a Royalist supporter; John Lowe (1628-1667), an English politician who sat... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hattlow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hattlow family to Ireland
Some of the Hattlow family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hattlow family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Hattlow arrived in North America very early: John Low settled in Barbados in 1663; Joseph Low settled in Delaware in 1682; Leonard Low settled with his wife Anna and three children in Carolina in 1754.
The Hattlow Motto
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: Spero meliora
Motto Translation: I hope for better things.