Derbyshire Towndrows

Derbyshire is generally seen as the ancestral home of the Towndow name and still has many Towndrows living there. It forms the root of most of the names on the Towndrow tree and may be where the name was born, evolving from “Townrow”, Townerow”, “Towneroe”, “Townroe” or “Townerowe”.

Researching Derbyshire Towndrow in the 1700s and earlier is frought with difficulty, due to the proximity of so many similar names in a very close geographical area.