The name Parslow is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in Purslow, in Shropshire
. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name
Pussa and the Old English word hlaw.
is a burial mound; in Modern English the word for a burial mound is tumulus, which is derived from Latin. The place-name as a whole means "burial mound of a man named Pussa."
Early Origins of the Parslow family
The surname Parslow was first found in Shropshire
at Purslow, a hamlet that dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Possalau. The place name is derived from the Old English words personal name
+ hlaw, and literally means "tumulus (mound of earth and stones) of a man called Pussa." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Of interest is a certain Robert Parslow. " It is traditionally said that a military chest of money was left at the house of Robert Parslow, in the town [of Watlington in Oxfordshire], and never afterwards claimed, in consequence of which he bequeathed a liberal donation to the poor of the parish." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Parslow family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parslow research.Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1533, 1563, 1558 and 1559 are included under the topic Early Parslow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Parslow Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Parslow were recorded, including Purslow, Purseglove, Purselove, Pursley, Pursly and others.
Early Notables of the Parslow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Parslow family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Parslow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Catherine Parslow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
- James Parslow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm
- Thomas Parslow, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RELIANCE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Reliance.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Parslow (post 1700)
- Philip L. Parslow (1938-2003), American actor
- Frederick Daniel Parslow (1856-1915), English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Tom Parslow, Irish sportsman during the 1910s and 1920s
- Daniel James Parslow (b. 1985), Welsh footballer
Historic Events for the Parslow family
- Miss Lina Parslow (1907-1917), Canadian resident from Protestant Orphanage, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion CITATION[CLOSE]
Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance