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Yarrow Early Origins



The surname Yarrow was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England 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 and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in Yarrowhall, near Hexham.

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Yarrow Spelling Variations


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Yarrow Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Yarrow, Yarro, Yarroe, Yarrowe, Yarrowhall and others.

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Yarrow Early History


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Yarrow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yarrow research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1561 and 1603 are included under the topic Early Yarrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yarrow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yarrow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Yarrow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yarrow (post 1700)


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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

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Yarrow Historic Events


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Yarrow Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Peter M Yarrow (b. 1921), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from How Green, Hever, Kent, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking [1]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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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The Yarrow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yarrow 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.

This page was last modified on 30 October 2014 at 11:16.

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