Arrow Family History

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Arrow Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Arrow in Warwickshire or Arrowe in Cheshire. The first takes its name from the Arrow river, a Celtic or pre-Celtic term meaning ‘stream’; the second, recorded c. 1245 as Arwe, is from Old Norse erg ‘shieling’. Perhaps in some cases a translation of French La Flèche (‘the arrow’).

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

Similar surnames: Barrow, Carrow, Yarrow, Harrow, Harlow, Farrow, Harrop, Damrow

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Arrow Family Origin

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Arrow Family Occupations

What did your Arrow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Arrow occupation in the UK was (Fac Lab). 3% of Arrow's were (Fac Lab)s. A less common occupation for the Arrow family was Agrl Labr. (Fac Lab), Agricultural Labourer and Agril Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arrow.

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  • (Fac Lab)

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Agril Labourer

  • Agrl Labr


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Arrow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Arrow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arrow 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 772 immigration records available for the last name Arrow. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Arrow. For the veterans among your Arrow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arrow Life Expectancy

What is the average Arrow lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Arrow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Arrow in 1960 was 48, and 60 in 2004.

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