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The surname King was first found in Devon, where the name was first found about 1050. Geoffrey King brought the name to Cheshire in 1177 and by 1273 John King had established lands and estates in the county of Norfolk as evidenced by John le Kyng who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of Norfolk at that time. The Hundredorum Rolls also lists Walter le Kyng in Cambridgeshire.

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Heraldry Database: Dow

Dow







Surname:  Dow
Branch:  Dow
Origins:  Scottish
More Info:  Scotland

Background:  Origin Celtic, Of Dark or Black Complexion or Hair [Gaelic and Irish dubh (bh = w), dark, black]. (English) a dialectal form of Dove


Motto:  Patiens, Patience.
Arms:  Or, on a mullet sa. a pigeon ar.
Crest:  A dove ar.


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Name Variations:  McDow, Dow, Dowe, Dove, Dows, Dowes, Doves.

References:
One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.
Scottish Clans and Tartans; Neil Grant - 2000.
Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia; George Way of Plean and Romilly Squire - 1994.
Scottish Clans and Tartans; Ian Grimble - 1973.
World Tartans; Iain Zaczek - 2001.
Clans and Families of Scotland; Alexander Fulton - 1991.






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