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Sparow Early Origins



The surname Sparow was first found in Norfolk where it is generally believed that the family trace their ancestry to William Sparrow, of West Harling, temp. Edward II. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
However, some sources claim the name was a nickname as in "one thought to possess some quality of a sparrow, such as a homey, chirpy disposition; dweller at the sign of the sparrow." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
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Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
However, we find it difficult to trivialize the surname in this manner.

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list more of the listings of the surname with some of the earlier spellings: John Sparuwe in Oxfordshire; Laurence Sparwe in Cambridgeshire; and Hugh Sparewe in Cambridgeshire. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: Rogerus Sparowe; and Adam Sparowe. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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Sparow Spelling Variations


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Sparow Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sparrow, Sparrowe, Sparow and others.

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Sparow Early History


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Sparow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sparow research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1612, 1685, 1676, 1685, 1667 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Sparow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sparow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sparow Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sparow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sparow In Ireland


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Sparow In Ireland



Some of the Sparow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 90 words (6 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Sparrow who settled in Virginia in 1636; Judith Sparrow settled in Barbados with her children and servants in 1680; John Sparrow settled in Virginia in 1653.

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Motto


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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: In solo Deo salus
Motto Translation: Salvation is in God alone.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Sparow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sparow 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 24 August 2017 at 11:35.

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