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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)



  • William Thaw II (1893-1934), World War I flying ace believed to be the first American to engage in aerial combat in the war
  • Kevin Thaw (b. 1967), British mountaineer
  • John Edward Thaw CBE (1942-2002), English stage and film actor
  • Abigail Thaw (b. 1965), British actress
  • 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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Thaw Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
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    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 18 December 2012 at 11:40.

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