Saturday, November 30, 2013

Surname Saturday ~ Guild of One-Name Studies ~ Carrow surname

                                                              Carrow Abbey

I recently have joined the Guild of One-Name Studies for Carrow with variants Carowe,Carru, Corrow etc. We are definitely hoping to find the origin of our Carrow family who are in the United States as early as 1639-40.

Possibilities are the three largest pockets  of those carrying the name in Cambridge, Norfolk  and Somerset in the late 16th and early 17th century. Southern England surely is the most likely with Somerset currently higher in my sights. Why? There is some history of Carrows from Somersetshire being transported to the American Colonies in the 17th century. The family then departs from that area and later begin to move back there.

I am excited about the search possibilities.

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