Yarrow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Yarrow family
The surname Yarrow was first found in Northumberland
where they held a family seat
on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest
many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percys, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire
. The name was first recorded in Yarrowhall, near Hexham.
Early History of the Yarrow family
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Yarrow Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Yarrow, Yarro, Yarroe, Yarrowe, Yarrowhall and others.
Early Notables of the Yarrow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Yarrow family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Yarrow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Andrew Yarrow, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1859
Yarrow Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Francis Yarrow, one of the settlers who came with Governor Cornwallis to Chebucto, Nova Scotia, in 1749
- Francis Yarrow, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
Yarrow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Yarrow, aged 14, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
- Kizzey Yarrow, aged 16, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
Contemporary Notables of the name Yarrow (post 1700)
- Peter Yarrow (b. 1938), American folksinger and guitar player, member of "Peter, Paul and Mary"
- Bethany Yarrow, singer, songwriter, arranger, producer
- Sir Alfred Yarrow (1842-1932), English shipbuilder, philanthropist, 1st Baronet
- John Yarrow (1817-1898), poet, orator and painter
Historic Events for the Yarrow family
- Mr. Peter M Yarrow (b. 1921), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from How Green, Hever, Kent, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
Yarrow Family Crest Products
- ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm