Sallows History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Sallows 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 Sallows family

The surname Sallows 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 Sallows family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sallows research. Another 29 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1675, 1693, 1694, 1709, 1749, and 1794 are included under the topic Early Sallows History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sallows Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Sallows are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Sallows include: Sallis, de Sallis, Salis, de Salis, Salliss, Sallow and many more.

Early Notables of the Sallows family (pre 1700)

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United States Sallows migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Sallows or a variant listed above:

Sallows Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Michael Sallows, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]


  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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