How exciting to see a new forum on this surname! My mother is a Yow. We have traced our line back to Hans Yow b. 1695 who came over from England. I have info on many of his descendants--but for many of them I have only names, no dates. If you are descended from Hans Yow, I would love to add your info to my database!See my genealogy pages at: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1894 GEDCOM files are available for download there.