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The surname Marlow is a habitational place-name, which is a type of hereditary surname, and is derived from the name of the place in which the first bearer lived. Marlow is derived from is Morlaix, in Brittany, a peninsula in the northwest of France. Formerly known as Armorica, a possession of the Roman Empire, this land consists of a plateau with a deeply indented coast and is broken by hills in the west.

Marlow Early Origins



The surname Marlow was first found in Buckinghamshire at Marlow, a town and civil parish within Wycombe district. The earliest record of the place was listed as Merelafan in 1015, but was listed a few years later as Merlaue in the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
. Literally, the name means 'land remaining after the draining of a pool' having been derived from the Old English words mere + laf [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
However, another reference claims the ancient name of this place was Merlaw, supposed to be derived from the Saxon word Mere, meaning a marsh, and Law or Low, meaning a hill. Marlow, historically called Great Marlow, first sent representatives to parliament in the 28th of Edward I., and continued so to do till the 2nd of Edward II. Little Marlow is a parish in the borough of Marlow about 1 1/2 miles from Marlow and as the name would imply has historically been much smaller.

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Marlow Spelling Variations


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Marlow Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Marlowe, Marloe, Marleau, Marlow and others.

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Marlow Early History


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Marlow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marlow research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1132, 1409 and 1564 are included under the topic Early Marlow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marlow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Marlow Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Marlow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Marlow In Ireland


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Marlow In Ireland



Some of the Marlow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marlow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Marlow, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • Mary Marlow, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • Edward Marlow, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Robert Marlow, who arrived in Virginia in 1699
  • Daniel Marlow, who landed in Virginia in 1699

Marlow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Marlow, who landed in New York, NY in 1778

Marlow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Marlow, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Nicholas Marlow, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1835
  • Charles Marlow, aged 37, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Martin Friedrich Marlow, aged 58, landed in America in 1843
  • C Marlow, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Marlow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William F Marlow, who landed in Arkansas in 1902

Marlow Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Marlow, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Marlow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Marlow, English convict from Cornwall, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Margaret Marlow, aged 36, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Ann Marlow, aged 24, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lismoyne"
  • William Thomas Marlow, aged 26, a tailor, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Ramillies"

Marlow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick S. Marlow, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • Louisa M. Marlow, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Marlow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Marlow (post 1700)



  • Ellen Taylor Marlow (b. 1994), teen American actress
  • Myron Jess Marlow (b. 1930), retired Los Angeles television newsman
  • Robert Marlow (b. 1961), American synthpop musician and songwriter
  • Ric Marlow (b. 1925), American songwriter and actor
  • John Marlow, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hunterdon County, 1850-51
  • James R. Marlow, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916
  • Hubert A. Marlow, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 1977
  • Grace Marlow, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956
  • George Marlow, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 28th District, 1919-22
  • Dennis E. Marlow, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 4th District, 1984
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Marlow Historic Events


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Marlow Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frederick Marlow, British Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Marlow


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Suggested Readings for the name Marlow



  • The Marlow Family by Odalene Little Ponder.

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Marlow Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Marlow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marlow 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 23 February 2016 at 08:47.

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