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Trow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Trow family


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

Early History of the Trow family


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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.

Early Notables of the Trow family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Trow family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Trow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Trow, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Trow, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1745

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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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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