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Harlow Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places called Harlow. One in West Yorkshire is probably named from Old English hær ‘rock’, ‘heap of stones’ + hlaw ‘mound’, ‘hill’; those in Essex and Northumberland have Old English here ‘army’ as the first element, perhaps in the sense ‘host’, ‘assembly’. There is also a record of this name as a variant of Cornish Penhollow.

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


Similar surnames: Barlow, Sharlow, Harrow, Farlow, Harley, Harton, Harle, Callow

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Harlow Family Origin

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Harlow Family Occupations

What did your Harlow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harlow. A less common occupation for the Harlow family was Farm Laborer. The most common Harlow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Harlow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Harlow Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Harlow. 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 Harlow. For the veterans among your Harlow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harlow Life Expectancy

What is the average Harlow lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harlow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Harlow in 1942 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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