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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Taws, Taw, Tawse and others.

First found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taws research. Another 163 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1415, and 1632 are included under the topic Early Taws History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Taws Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Tawers settled in Maryland in 1704.

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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: Deo juvante
Motto Translation: By Godís assistance.

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  9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  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 Taws Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Taws 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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