Paw History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Paw family

The surname Paw was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Gelderland, (Guelders) an ancient province surrounding the town of Gelder. To the south of Friesland this province was originally in two parts north and south of the Rhine. In addition, the province is sub-divided into four towns, or quarters, Nijmegan, Arnhem, Zutphen and Roermond, each having unique rights and customs. Apeldoorn is a city of note. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Paw family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paw research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1815, 1848 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Paw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Paw Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pauw, Pauwe, Pauwes, Pauws, Paauw, Paauws, Pauwez, Pauwz, de Pauw, Paw, de Paw and many more.

Early Notables of the Paw family (pre 1700)

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Paw migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paw Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Michael Paw, who landed in Maryland in 1648 [1]
Paw Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Doctor Paw, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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