The ancient name Wrowe is a Norman name that would have been developed in England
after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. This name was a name given to a person with red hair.
Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old French nickname le rous,
meaning redhead. CITATION[CLOSE]
Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
Further to the north in Scotland
, the name has a different meaning, specifically "row, signifies a low, small, narrow peninsula." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Wrowe family
The surname Wrowe was first found in Norfolk
where Turchil le Roux was granted lands by King William after his attendance upon him at Hastings. His son Ralph the Red (Roux) went with King Henry to the Crusades and held the Castle of Pont-echanfre near Bernai in Vexin Normandy
. He died in the wreck of the "Blanche Neuf" with the King's two sons and their estates became divided. CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Early History of the Wrowe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wrowe research.Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1368, 1426, 1441, 1477, 1581, 1747, 1581, 1644, 1559, 1592, 1661, 1592, 1607, 1674, 1718, 1715, 1626, 1677, 1654, 1657, 1705, 1640, 1719, 1674, 1737, 1641, 1717 and are included under the topic Early Wrowe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wrowe Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wrowe were recorded, including Rowe, Roe, Row and others.
Early Notables of the Wrowe family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Roe (c.
1581-1644), an English diplomat, chancellor of the Order of the Garter; Sir Thomas Rowe, Lord Mayor of London in 1559; Owen Rowe, (c.
1592-1661), English haberdasher in London, one of the regicides of King Charles I; Sir William Rowe... Another 100 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wrowe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wrowe family to Ireland
Some of the Wrowe family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wrowe family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Wrowe arrived in North America very early: Nicholas Row, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Lawrence Row settled in Boston in 1679; Avis Row settled in Virginia in 1663; along with Walter; James Rowe settled in Boston in 1652.
The Wrowe 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: Innocens non timidus
Motto Translation: Innocent but not fearful.