Brow Name Meaning

English: either a descriptive nickname for someone with bushy or otherwise distinctive eyebrows, from Middle English browe ‘eyebrow’, ‘eyelid’ (Old English bru), but, more likely, a topographic name for someone who lived at the brow of a hill from a transferred use of the same word; surnames of the type de la Browe are recorded from the end of the 13th century. Americanized spelling of French Braud. Americanized spelling of Dutch Brouw, an occupational name for a brewer, from a derivative of Middle High Dutch brouwen ‘to brew’.

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


Similar surnames: Bow, Trow, Brown, Low, Crow, Blow, Brue, Troy, Broe, Bro

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Brow Family Origin

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Brow Family Occupations

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  • Boiler Maker

    6%
  • Gardener

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    3%

In 1881, Boiler Maker, Gardener and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brow. The most common Brow occupation in the UK was Boiler Maker. 6% of Brow's were Boiler Makers. A less common occupation for the Brow family was Annuitant.

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Between 1953 and 2004, Brow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Brow in 1953 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

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