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The name Row is rooted in the ancient Norman culture that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was a name for someone who was a person with red hair. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old French nickname le rous, meaning redhead.

Row Early Origins



The surname Row was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Row Spelling Variations


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Row Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Rowe, Roe, Row and others.

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Row Early History


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Row Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Row research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1581, 1644, 1559, 1592, 1661, 1592, 1607, 1674, 1718, 1715, 1626, 1677, 1654, 1657, 1705, 1640, 1719, 1674, 1737, 1641 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Row History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Row Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Row Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Roe ( c. 1581-1644), an English diplomat, chancellor of the Order of the Garter; Sir Thomas Rowe, Lord Mayor of London in 1559; Owen Rowe, (c. 1592-1661), English haberdasher in London, one of the regicides of King Charles I; Sir William Rowe...

Another 100 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Row Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Row In Ireland


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Row In Ireland



Some of the Row family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Row or a variant listed above:

Row Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Row, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Nicholas Row, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Teague Row, who landed in Virginia in 1655
  • Avis Row settled in Virginia in 1663 along with Walter
  • Isaac Row, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Row Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Scipio Row, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Joshua Row, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Matthew Row, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • James Row, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • Hans Jurch Row, who landed in New York in 1715-1716
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Row Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Row, who landed in America in 1820
  • John Row, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1845
  • Frederick Row, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1863

Row Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John N. Row U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Row U.E. who settled in Digdeguash, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Cpl. Frederick Row U.E., (Rowe) who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butlers Rangers [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Row Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Row, aged 19, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • Catherine Row, aged 30, a dressmaker, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • Martha Row, aged 22, a dressmaker, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • Rebecca Row, aged 15, a dressmaker, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • Miss J A Row, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Row Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Row arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Lady Mary Pelham" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY MARY PELHAM 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836LadyMaryPelham.htm
  • John Row arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • Catherine Row arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • Thomas Row arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849
  • Thomas Row, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia"

Row Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Simon Row, aged 40, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tyne" in 1841
  • Susannah Row, aged 39, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tyne" in 1841
  • William Row, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tyne" in 1841
  • George Row, aged 18, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tyne" in 1841
  • Samuel Row, aged 17, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tyne" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Row (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Row (post 1700)



  • Jess Row (b. 1974), American short story writer
  • Volney R. Row, American Republican politician, Mayor of Portsmouth, Ohio, 1895-97; Defeated, 1897
  • Roy Row, American politician, Mayor of Batesville, Arkansas, 1959
  • Golden Franklin Row (b. 1884), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Barbour County, 1953-54, 1957-58; Defeated, 1954
  • C. W. Row, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1916, 1924
  • John Row (1568-1646), Scottish ecclesiastical historian and one of the Scottish Reformers
  • Norman Edward Row (1883-1968), Australian rugby union player
  • Frank Leonard Row (1877-1950), pioneer Australian rugby union player and a state and national representative
  • John Row (1525-1580), Scottish reformer

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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: Innocens non timidus
Motto Translation: Innocent but not fearful.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY MARY PELHAM 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836LadyMaryPelham.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Row Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Row 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.

This page was last modified on 6 April 2016 at 16:06.

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