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The name Pellow reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Pellow family lived in Yorkshire. The name, however, refers to the region of Belleau or Bella Aqua in France, both of which translate as good water or clear water. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print


Pellow Early Origins



The surname Pellow was first found in Yorkshire, where the name is "probably of Norman origin, meaning bel-eau, in Latin, Bella-aqua, the fair water; the designation of some locality. John be Bellew was a Baron of Parliament temp. Edward I." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The family claim that the founder of the Bellews was a marshal in the army of the Conqueror. Some of the eighteen knights who were in direct succession settled in Ireland at Bellewstown, in the county of Meath and in Louth in the 13th century. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Another source claims the name "is an old, though now a rare, Devonshire name." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
This source also notes that the family had been lords of the manor of Stockleigh-English for more than 150 years.

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Pellow Spelling Variations


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Pellow Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pellow family name include Bellew, Belew, Below, Bella and others.

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Pellow Early History


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Pellow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pellow research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1720, 1805, 1575, 1585, 1848, 1798 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Pellow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pellow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pellow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pellow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pellow In Ireland


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Pellow In Ireland



Some of the Pellow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 165 words (12 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pellow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Pellow, aged 24, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"
  • Edwin Pellow, aged 6, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Ramillies"
  • Emily Pellow, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Ramillies"
  • Louisa Pellow, aged 17, a domestic, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Ramillies"
  • Henry Pellow, aged 53, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Ramillies"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pellow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pellow (post 1700)



  • David Naguib Pellow (b. 1969), American author who has written widely on themes, and edited books, related to the environment
  • Kit Donovan Pellow (b. 1973), former American Major League Baseball utility player
  • Thomas Pellow (b. 1704), Cornish author, best known for his slave story "The History of the Long Captivity and Adventures of Thomas Pellow in South-Barbary…"
  • Marti Pellow (b. 1965), born Mark McLachlan, Scottish pop star and lead singer of the Scottish pop group Wet Wet Wet

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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: Tout d'en haut
Motto Translation: All from above.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Pellow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pellow Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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