Balow Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Balow, a place in Mecklenburg. The name is of Slavic origin. In some cases possibly an altered spelling of Ballow.

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


Similar surnames: Below, Barlow, Balon, Bulow, Galow, Salow, Balcom, Rakow, Cahow, Calo

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Balow Family Origin

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Balow Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Farm Laborer

    18%
  • Black Smith

    9%
  • House Carpenter

    9%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Balow family was House Carpenter. The most common Balow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Balow's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balow.

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Balow Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Balow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Balow in 1956 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balow

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