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Barlow Family History

Barlow Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of several places called Barlow, especially those in Lancashire and West Yorkshire. The former is named with Old English bere ‘barley’ + hlaw ‘hill’; the latter probably has as its first element the derived adjective beren or the compound bere-ærn ‘barn’. There is also a place of this name in Derbyshire, named with Old English bar ‘boar’ or bere ‘barley’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’, and one in Shropshire, which is from bere ‘barley’ + leah.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Barlow Families

  • Number of Barlow families
     183 - 363
     62 - 182
     1 - 61
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Barlow families
     3,440 - 6,877
     1,147 - 3,439
     1 - 1,146
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Barlow families
     27 - 52
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barlow Family Origin

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Barlow Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Barlow

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Barlow Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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