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Sowry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sowry family

The surname Sowry 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 Sowry family

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Sowry Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sawrey, Sawrie, Sowrey, Sowrie, Sorry, Sarry and many more.

Early Notables of the Sowry family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Sowry family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Sowry (post 1700)

  • Roger Morrison Sowry ONZM (b. 1958), New Zealand former politician, Deputy Leader of the National Party from 2001 to 2003

The Sowry 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.

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