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McDow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the McDow family


The surname McDow was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the McDow family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McDow research.
Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1370, 1500, 1527, 1616 and 1664 are included under the topic Early McDow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McDow Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: McDow, Dow, Dowe, Dove, Dows, Dowes, Doves and others.

Early Notables of the McDow family (pre 1700)


Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McDow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the McDow family to Ireland


Some of the McDow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 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 McDow family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Matthew Dow who settled in Salem in the year 1640 followed by Francis Dow, both came from Salisbury in Wiltshire. Many of the Dow family name settled in New Hampshire, and were from Somerset, England. John Dow settled in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1635..

The McDow 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: Patiens
Motto Translation: Patient.


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