Carlow Family History

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Carlow Name Meaning

Scottish: according to Black, a Muiravonside (Stirlingshire) name of topographic origin.

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

Similar surnames: Darrow, Farlow, Marlow, Garlow, Harlow, Catlow, Callow, Carlos

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Carlow Family Origin

Where is the Carlow family from?

Carlow Family Occupations

What did your Carlow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carlow. A less common occupation for the Carlow family was Keeping House. The most common Carlow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Carlow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Carlow ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Carlow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Carlow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carlow census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Carlow. 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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Draft Card

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

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Carlow Life Expectancy

What is the average Carlow lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Carlow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Carlow in 1953 was 62, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carlow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carlow ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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