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The lineage of the name Withrow begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived at Winthrop in the county of Lincolnshire. That place-name is derived from the Old English personal name Winn, meaning friend and porp, meaning settlement, and indicates that it was once owned by someone name Winn.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Withrow has undergone many spelling variations, including Winthorpe, Wynethorpe, Wynthorpe, Winethorpe, Wynethrop, Winthrop, Winthropp, Winethrop, Winthorp, Winthropp, Wynthropp, Wynethropp, Wynthrop, Winthrip, Winthrup, Withrupp, Withripp, Winthroppe, Wynthroppe and many more.
First found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor, some say at the time of the Norman Conquest of England in the year 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Withrow research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1825, 1630, 1587, 1649, 1606, 1676, 1641 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Withrow History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Withrow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Withrow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Withrow were among those contributors:
Withrow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Withrow, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Tipperary, in 1893
Withrow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Elisabeth Withrow, who landed in America, in 1907
- William Withrow, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Katherine Withrow, aged 70, who landed in America, in 1908
- Marie Withrow, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1908
- James Withrow, aged 8, who emigrated to America, in 1909
Withrow Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Robert Withrow, aged 29, arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
- Nancy Withrow, aged 27, arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
- Mary Ann Withrow, aged 4, arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
- Robert Withrow, aged 6 months, arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
Withrow Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Florence Withrow, aged 30, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1907
- Henry Withrow, aged 7, who emigrated to Ottawa, Canada, in 1923
- Ida Withrow, aged 33, who emigrated to Ottawa, Canada, in 1923
- Phyllis Withrow, aged 6, who emigrated to Ottawa, Canada, in 1923
- Raymond Wallace "Corky" Withrow (b. 1937), American Major League Baseball player who played six games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1963
- Jack Withrow, American professional tennis player
- Frank Blaine Withrow (1891-1966), nicknamed "Kid", American Major League Baseball player who played from 1920 to 1922 for the Philadelphia Phillies
- John Lindsay Withrow (1837-1909), American Presbyterian minister and theologian
- Winfield S. Withrow, American jurist, Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court from April 1913 to December 1914
- James Calvin "Cal" Withrow (1945-2011), American former center in the National Football League who played from 1970 to 1974
- Tiffany Rachelle Withrow, American beauty queen, Miss Kentucky Teen USA in 2006
- Christopher Michael "Chris" Withrow (b. 1989), American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers
- Glenn Withrow (b. 1953), American actor, director, producer and writer, best known for his work with Francis Ford Coppola, current CEO of In House Media, Inc
- Gardner Robert Withrow (1892-1964), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives (1949-1961)
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: Hope wins a throne
Motto Translation: An anagram of John Winthrop.
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The Withrow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Withrow 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.
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