Barrows Family History

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Barrows Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove (see Barrow 1) or an ancient burial mound (see Barrow 2).

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

Similar surnames: Barrow, Burrows, Yarrow, Barras, Barroso, Barrs, Barrios, Arrow

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Barrows Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barrows name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Barrows. 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


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Barrows Family Origin

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Barrows Family Occupations

What did your Barrows ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barrows. A less common occupation for the Barrows family was Tailor. The most common Barrows occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 3% of Barrows's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Tailor


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

Barrows Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Barrows. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barrows 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Barrows. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Barrows. For the veterans among your Barrows ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barrows Life Expectancy

What is the average Barrows lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Barrows life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1949. The average life expectancy for Barrows in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barrows 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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