Marlow Family History

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Marlow Name Meaning

habitational name from the place in Buckinghamshire on the Thames, named in Old English with mere ‘lake’, ‘pool’ + lafe ‘remnants’, ‘leavings’, i.e. a boggy area remaining after a lake had been drained. possibly also a variant of Marley.

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

Similar surnames: Harlow, Farlow, Barlow, Parlow, Mallow, Harrow, Callow, Marley

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Marlow Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marlow name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Marlow. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Marlow Family Origin

Where is the Marlow family from?

Marlow Family Occupations

What did your Marlow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Marlow family was Farming. The most common Marlow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Marlow's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marlow.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Marlow Historical Records

What Marlow family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 123,000 census records available for the last name Marlow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marlow 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Marlow. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Marlow. For the veterans among your Marlow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marlow Life Expectancy

What is the average Marlow lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Marlow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Marlow in 1944 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marlow 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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