Ballow Family History

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Ballow Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin; perhaps a respelling of Ballou or Bellew. As an American surname, Ballow(e) seems to have become inextricably mixed up with several similar names. For example, a census compilation from Albemarle County, VA, in 1785 lists Peter and Solomon Ballow; another, from 1787, lists them as Peter and Sollomon Belew. A will book from Halifax County, VA includes, dated June 26, 1809, ‘Inventory of Thomas Ballow (Ballou)’.

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

Similar surnames: Ballou, Ballew, Bellow, Ballon, Balow, Billow, Barlow, Balle, Callow

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Ballow Family Origin

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Ballow Family Occupations

What did your Ballow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ballow. The most common Ballow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Ballow's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ballow family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Ballow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Ballow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballow 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 686 immigration records available for the last name Ballow. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ballow. For the veterans among your Ballow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ballow Life Expectancy

What is the average Ballow lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ballow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ballow in 1944 was 25, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ballow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ballow 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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