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Harrow Family History

Harrow Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Harrow (Middlesex) which was named in Old English with hearg ‘(pagan) temple’. Scottish: habitational name from Harrow near Mey (Caithnesshire).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Barrow, Harlow, Carrow, Yarrow, Harrop, Sharrow, Darrow, Arrow

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Where is the Harrow family from?

You can see how Harrow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harrow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harrow families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Harrow families living in Virginia. This was about 31% of all the recorded Harrow's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Harrow families in 1840.
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What did your Harrow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harrow. 15% of Harrow men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Harrow women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harrow were Janitor and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Janitor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Harrow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrow census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Harrow. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Harrow. For the veterans among your Harrow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harrow lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Harrow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Harrow in 1946 was 22, and 68 in 2004.

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