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Ballow Name Meaning

Variant or Americanized form of Ballou a surname of probable French origin. Compare Ballew 1 and Ballowe . English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bailleul-Neuville (Seine-Maritime) or Bailleul-en-Gouffern (Orne). This surname had a long history in Highworth (Wiltshire) from at least the late 13th century to the 18th century. Today it is very rare in Britain. English Irish and Scottish: variant of Bellew

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ballou, Ballew, Bellow, Ballon, Balow, Billow, Barlow, Balle, Callow

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Where is the Ballow family from?

You can see how Ballow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ballow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ballow families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Ballow families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Ballow's in USA. New York had the highest population of Ballow families in 1840.
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What did your Ballow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ballow. 15% of Ballow men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Ballow women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ballow were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 686 immigration records available for the last name Ballow. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ballow. For the veterans among your Ballow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ballow lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ballow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ballow in 1944 was 25, and 67 in 2004.

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