Callow Family History

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Callow Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Callow, including one in Herefordshire which is named with Old English calu ‘bare’ in the sense ‘bare hill’, Callow near Hathersage and Callow near Wirksworth, both in Derbyshire, which are named with Old English cald ‘cold’ + hlaw ‘hill’, and Calow near Chesterfield, also in Derbyshire, which is named with Old English calu ‘bare’ + halh ‘nook of land’. English: nickname for a bald man, from Middle English calue, calewe ‘bald’ (Old English calu). Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Caolaidhe, a patronymic from the personal name Caoladhe, a derivative of caol ‘slender’, ‘comely’.

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

Similar surnames: Harlow, Tallon, Fallows, Kellow, Catlow, Farlow, Call, Gallo, Pellow

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Callow Family Origin

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Callow Family Occupations

What did your Callow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Callow occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Callow's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Callow family was Lead Miner. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Callow.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Lead Miner


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

Callow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Callow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Callow 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Callow. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Callow. For the veterans among your Callow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Callow Life Expectancy

What is the average Callow lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Callow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Callow in 1959 was 47, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Callow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Callow 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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