Mow Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Mow (formerly Molle) in the parish of Morebattle, Roxburghshire. Variant spelling of English Mowe, a variant of Maw.

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


Similar surnames: Moy, Mon, Dow, Low, Mew, Row, Mo, How, Mok, Maw

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Mow Family Origin

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Mow Family Occupations

What did your Mow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mow. A less common occupation for the Mow family was Miner. The most common Mow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Mow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Miner

    6%

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Mow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mow 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mow. 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 Mow. For the veterans among your Mow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mow Life Expectancy

What is the average Mow lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Mow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mow in 1955 was 44, and 64 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mow 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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