Sorrow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Sorrow family
The surname Sorrow was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Sorrow family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sorrow research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1664 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Sorrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sorrow Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sawrey, Sawrie, Sowrey, Sowrie, Sorry, Sarry and many more.
Early Notables of the Sorrow family (pre 1700)
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Sorrow migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sorrow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Sorrow, who landed in Virginia in 1702 
Sorrow migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Sorrow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. G. Sorrow, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th March 1858 
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The Sorrow 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: Dictis Factisque Simplex
Motto Translation: Simple in Words and Deeds.
- ^ 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)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html