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Barrow Name Meaning
habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bearo, bearu ‘grove’ (dative bear(o)we, bearuwe), for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Suffolk, and Somerset, or a topographic name with the same meaning.topographic name for someone who lived by an ancient burial mound, Middle English berwe, barwe, or a habitational name from a place named with this word (Old English beorg, dative beorge), of which there is one near Leicester and another in Somerset.habitational name from Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, which is named with an unattested Celtic word, barr, here meaning ‘promontory’, + Old Norse ey ‘island’.

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

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Name Distribution of Barrow Families

  • Number of Barrow families
     103 - 204
     35 - 102
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Barrow families
     933 - 1,863
     312 - 932
     1 - 311
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Barrow families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barrow Family Origin

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Barrow Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Barrow

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Barrow Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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