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Early Origins of the Willows family

The surname Willows was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1290 Robert Willows when they held lands.

Early History of the Willows family

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Willows Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Willows, Welwes, Wylowes, Willowes, Willouwes and others.

Early Notables of the Willows family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • the Willows family of Lincolnshire

United States Willows migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Willows Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mary Willows, who arrived in Virginia in 1698 [1]
Willows Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Thomas J. Willows, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1901
  • Henry Willows, aged 38, who immigrated to America from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • Thomas J Willows, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1908
  • George Harpham Willows, aged 17, who landed in America from Doncaster, England, in 1910
  • Lily Willows, aged 1, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Willows migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Willows Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Sherman Willows, aged 34, who immigrated to New Liscard, Ontario Canada, in 1915
  • Octavius Willows, aged 28, who settled in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1919

Australia Willows migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Willows Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Willows (post 1700) +

  • Samuel Willows, English professional cricketer who player from 1789 to 1792
  • Alan Willows (b. 1961), former English cricketer
  • Andrew Willows (b. 1980), Canadian sprint kayaker
  • Ernest Thompson Willows (1886-1926), pioneer Welsh aviator and airship builder

  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)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 22nd March 2021). Retrieved from
  3. South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Mallard 1855. Retrieved
  4. Convict Records of Australia. Retrieved 11th February 2021 from on Facebook