Clow Name Meaning

English: variant of Clough. English: metonymic occupational name for a nailer, from Old French clou ‘nail’. Compare Clower. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Klau, a habitational name for someone from Klau near Aachen or Clauen in Lower Saxony, or Glau, a nickname for an astute person, from Old High German, Low German glou, glau ‘circumspect’.

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


Similar surnames: Low, Clower, Clos, Flow, Blow, Chow, Crow, Coor, Glow, Clowe

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Clow Family Origin

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Clow Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Clow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Clow's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clow. A less common occupation for the Clow family was Laborer.

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Clow Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Clow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Clow in 1943 was 42, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clow

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