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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Pardow family have grown. The name Pardow was given to a member of the family who was a person who was known for their habitual use of the oath pour Dieu, which is Old French meaning "for God." This is a subset of the nickname type of name known as oath names.

Pardow Early Origins



The surname Pardow was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Pardow Early History


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Pardow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pardow research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1770 and 1823 are included under the topic Early Pardow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pardow Spelling Variations


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Pardow Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pardow family name include Pardy, Pardie, Pardee, Purdie, Purdew, Purdy, Purdoe, Pardoe and many more.

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Pardow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pardow Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pardow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pardow In Ireland


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Pardow In Ireland



Some of the Pardow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Pardow surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Pardow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Austin, Elizabeth, Francis, George, Helen, James, Julia Pardow all, who arrived in New York in 1820

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