Show ContentsParlough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Parlough is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in either Lancashire, Derbyshire, or Yorkshire, where there were places named Barlow. In Yorkshire, Barlow is an area in the parish of Brayton in the West Riding.

Early Origins of the Parlough family

The surname Parlough was first found in Barlow, Manchester. "The Lancashire Barlows spring from Barlow Hale and Barlow Moor, near Manchester. The name has ramified in an extraordinary manner. Barlow is also a parish in Derbyshire, near Chesterfield, but nearly all our Barlows trace back to the neighbourhood of Manchester. The Barlows of Barlow Hale (whence William Barlow, bishop of Lincoln, born about 1550) were seated there so early as 20 Richard II (during the twentieth year of Richard II's reign.) The first entry below probably represents Barlow, a chapelry in the parish of Brayton, West Riding Yorkshire. " [1]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Johannes de Berlowe as holding lands there at that time.

"The Lancashire Barlows included an ancient knightly family of Barlow Hall, near Manchester, in the 16th and 17th centuries, and carried their pedigree back to the reign of Edward I. " [2]

Early History of the Parlough family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parlough research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1584, 1583, 1304, 1620, 1607, 1691, 1932, 1550, 1620, 1584, 1585, 1656, 1607, 1691, 1626, 1704, 1639, 1719, 1676 and 1634 are included under the topic Early Parlough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Parlough 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 Parlough family name include Barlow, Barlowe, Barlo, Barloe and others.

Early Notables of the Parlough family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Arthur Barlowe (ca. 1550-1620), one of two British captains who, under the direction of Sir Walter Raleigh, left England in 1584 to find land in North America to claim for Queen Elizabeth I of England, he landed at what is now known as the Pamlico Sound of North Carolina; Dom William Rudesind Barlow (1585-1656), generally known during his adult life as Rudesind Barlow...
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Ireland Migration of the Parlough family to Ireland

Some of the Parlough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Parlough family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Parlough surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Elizabeth Barlow who settled in Virginia in 1698; and Henry Barlow settled in Virginia in 1623; Abraham, Alfred, Ashton, Benjamin, Charles, Edward, George, Henry, James, John, Noah, Robert and Thomas Barlow, all landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1771 and 1863.

The Parlough 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: En foi prest
Motto Translation: Ready in faith.

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print. on Facebook