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Nancarrow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Nancarrow surname is a habitational name taken on from any of several places so named in Cornwall. The place names come from the Cornish words "nans," meaning "valley," and "carow," meaning "a stag."


Early Origins of the Nancarrow family


The surname Nancarrow was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Nancaroow. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Early History of the Nancarrow family


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Nancarrow Spelling Variations


Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Nancarrow, Nancarro, Nancarroe, Nancarrowe and many more.

Early Notables of the Nancarrow family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Nancarrow family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nancarrow Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Walter Nancarrow, age 5, who was recorded in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871

Nancarrow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Robert Nancarrow, (b. 1821), aged 27, Cornish farm labourer from Grampound, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Thetis" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 27th May 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mrs. Mary Nancarrow, (b. 1822), aged 26, Cornish settler from Tregony, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Thetis" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 27th May 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Miss Fanny Nancarrow, (b. 1844), aged 4, Cornish settler from Grampound, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Thetis" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 27th May 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Miss Jane Nancarrow, (b. 1846), aged 2, Cornish settler from Grampound, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Thetis" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 27th May 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mr. Henry Nancarrow, (b. 1809), aged 39, Cornish sawyer from Ludgvan, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Equestrian" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 16th July 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
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Nancarrow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Ellen Nancarrow, (b. 1843), aged 23, Cornish settler departing on 4th May 1866 aboard the ship "Bombay" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 18th August 1866 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. James Nancarrow, (b. 1840), aged 26, Cornish labourer departing on 4th May 1866 aboard the ship "Bombay" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 18th August 1866 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. John T. Nancarrow, (b. 1865), aged 10 months, Cornish settler departing on 4th May 1866 aboard the ship "Bombay" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 18th August 1866 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. Michael Nancarrow, (b. 1844), aged 22, Cornish blacksmith departing on 4th May 1866 aboard the ship "Bombay" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 18th August 1866 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mrs. Isabella Nancarrow, (b. 1851), aged 23, Cornish settler departing on 29th October 1874 aboard the ship "Invererne" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 29th January 1875 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
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Contemporary Notables of the name Nancarrow (post 1700)


  • Conlon Nancarrow (1921-1997), American composer from Texarkana, Arkansas
  • S. N. Nancarrow, American politician, Mayor of Texarkana, Arkansas, 1927-31
  • Cam Nancarrow (b. 1945), Australian former squash player from Sydney

Historic Events for the Nancarrow family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Henry Nancarrow (d. 1912), aged 33, English Third Class passenger from St Austell, Cornwall who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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