The Sallow surname derived from the Middle English word "salwe," which meant a "sallow" tree, which is a kind of willow. As such, the name was most likely originally topographic, used to identify someone who lived near such trees.
Early Origins of the Sallow family
The surname Sallow was first found in Shropshire
, where Nicholas de Sallowe was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
for that ancient county, in the year 1254. Another early record of the name is of Robert ate Salwe, in the "Ministers Accounts of the Earldom of Cornwall" for 1297.
Early History of the Sallow family
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Sallow Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Sallow have been found, including Sallis, de Sallis, Salis, de Salis, Salliss, Sallow and many more.
Early Notables of the Sallow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sallow family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Sallow, or a variant listed above: Michael Sallows, who arrived in Salem, MA in 1635; Andrew Sallis, who arrived in America in 1740; Robert Sallows, who was sent to Maryland in 1742; John Sallis, who came to Nova Scotia in 1750.
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