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Ballow Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin; perhaps a respelling of Ballou or Bellew. As an American surname, Ballow(e) seems to have become inextricably mixed up with several similar names. For example, a census compilation from Albemarle County, VA, in 1785 lists Peter and Solomon Ballow; another, from 1787, lists them as Peter and Sollomon Belew. A will book from Halifax County, VA includes, dated June 26, 1809, ‘Inventory of Thomas Ballow (Ballou)’.

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


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

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Ballow Family Origin

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Ballow Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    2%
  • Farming

    2%
  • Keeping House

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ballow family was Keeping House. The most common Ballow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Ballow's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ballow.

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Ballow Life Expectancy

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