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Carrow Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places: Carrow in Norfolk or Carraw in Northumberland. The first is thought to be named from Old English carr ‘rock’ (a Celtic loan word) + hoh ‘spur of a hill’, while the last may be named either from an Old British plural of carr, or from carr + Old English raw ‘row’. Possibly in some cases a reduced form of the Cornish surname Nancarrow.

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


Similar surnames: Barrow, Carro, Harrow, Arrow, Harlow, Callow, Yarrow, Harrop, Cerro

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Where is the Carrow family from?

You can see how Carrow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carrow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carrow families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Carrow families living in Delaware. This was about 43% of all the recorded Carrow's in USA. Delaware had the highest population of Carrow families in 1840.
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What did your Carrow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carrow. 21% of Carrow men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Carrow women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carrow were New Worker and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Housewife
    21%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Passenger Lists

There are 949 immigration records available for the last name Carrow. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Carrow. For the veterans among your Carrow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carrow lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Carrow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Carrow in 1947 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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