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The name Trow is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived near some prominent tree or in one of the settlements in Devon called Tree, Trew, True, or Trow. The surname is derived from the Old English words treow, trew, or trow, which are in turn derived from the Old English word treow, which means tree. However, the surname Trow is occasionally derived from residence at Trow Farm or Trow Down in Wiltshire. The derivation in this case is from the Old English word trog, which means trough.

Trow Early Origins



The surname Trow was first found in Warwickshire, where Rannulfus Truue was recorded in 1180.

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Trow Spelling Variations


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Trow Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Trow has been spelled many different ways, including True, Truue, Trew, Trewe, Truwe, Trow, Trowe and others.

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Trow Early History


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Trow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trow research. Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1200, 1273, 1301, 1327, 1595, 1624, 1774, and 1807 are included under the topic Early Trow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Trow 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Trows to arrive in North America:

Trow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alice Trow, who settled in Maryland in 1677
  • Alice Trow, who arrived in Maryland in 1677

Trow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Trow, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745
  • William Trow, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1745

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trow (post 1700)



  • Ann Trow (1812-1878), American abortionist
  • Bob Trow (1926-1998), American radio celebrity and actor
  • George W. S. Trow (1943-2006), American essayist, novelist, playwright, and media critic
  • Phil Trow (b. 1968), English radio broadcaster
  • Meirion James "M. J." Trow (b. 1949), Welsh writer
  • James Trow (1826-1892), Canadian businessman and politician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Trow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trow 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 7 March 2015 at 02:47.

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