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The surname Tadlow was first found in Cambridgeshire at Tadlow, a civil parish and village in the union of Caxton and Arrington, hundred of Armingford.  There are scant records of the name but the first on record was Roysia de Tadelowe who was listed in Cambridgeshire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273.   At this time the surname was also spelt Tadloo. The first record of the place name dates back to c. 1080 when it was first listed as Tadeslaue which would point towards a Saxon heritage. Just eight years later, the place name was listed as Tadelai in the Domesday Book of 1086.  Literally the place name means "tumulus (burial ground) of a man called Tada," from the Old English personal name + "hlaw." 
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Tadlow has undergone many spelling variations, including Tadlow, Tadlowe, Tadloe, Tadlo, Tedlow, Tedloe, Tedlo, Tadlowe, Dadlow and many more.
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To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Tadlow were among those contributors: 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..
The Tadlow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tadlow 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.
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