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Thaw Early Origins



The surname Thaw was 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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Thaw Spelling Variations


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Thaw Spelling Variations



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

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Thaw Early History


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Thaw Early History



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

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Thaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Thaw Notables 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: John Tawers settled in Maryland in 1704.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thaw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thaw (post 1700)



  • Harry Kendall Thaw (1871-1947), American son of son of the coal and railroad baron William Thaw
  • William Thaw Sr. (1818-1889), American businessman who made his fortune in transportation and banking
  • William Thaw II (1893-1934), World War I flying ace believed to be the first American to engage in aerial combat in the war
  • Abigail Thaw (b. 1965), British actress, daughter of John Thaw
  • John Edward Thaw CBE (1942-2002), English stage and film actor from Longsight, Manchester, perhaps best known for his leading role as Inspector Morse (1987-1993)
  • Kevin Thaw (b. 1967), British mountaineer
  • Alan Thaw (1926-2007), Australian rules footballer

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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: Deo juvante
Motto Translation: By Godís assistance.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Thaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thaw 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 13 November 2017 at 07:19.

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