History of your Surname
Get access to Arrow family records.Start a free trial

Arrow Family History

Arrow Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Arrow in Warwickshire or Arrowe in Cheshire. The first takes its name from the Arrow river a Celtic or pre-Celtic term meaning ‘stream’; the second recorded c. 1245 as Arwe is from Old Norse erg ‘shieling’. Perhaps sometimes from Harrow on the Hill in Middlesex and therefore a variant of Harrow with loss of initial H-.

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


Similar surnames: Barrow, Carrow, Yarrow, Harrow, Harlow, Farrow, Harrop, Damrow

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Arrow family from?

You can see how Arrow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arrow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arrow families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Arrow family living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Arrow's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Arrow families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arrow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arrow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Arrow. 48% of Arrow men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Arrow women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arrow were Clerk and Maid. .

View Census Data for Arrow | Data not to scale

*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

  • Laborer
    48%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Translator
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Maid
    50%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Arrow family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Arrow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arrow census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Arrow

Passenger Lists

There are 772 immigration records available for the last name Arrow. 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.

View all Arrow immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Arrow. For the veterans among your Arrow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Arrow military records

You've only scratched the surface of Arrow family history

Discover More

What is the average Arrow lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Arrow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Arrow in 1960 was 48, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arrow

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Arrow family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial