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Where did the German Sydow family come from? What is the German Sydow family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sydow family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sydow family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sydow, Sidow, Sydau, Sidau and others.

First found in Pomerania, where the name had aristocratic origins and acquired a significant reputation for its contribution to the developing mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sydow research. Another 254 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1454, 1536, 1710, and 1749 are included under the topic Early Sydow History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 58 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sydow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sydow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Karl August Sydow, aged 54, arrived in America in 1843
  • J A F Sydow, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Adolph Sydow, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Carl Sydow, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • G D Sydow, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851


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  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Sydow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sydow 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 16 March 2010 at 08:11.

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