Carrow Family History

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Carrow Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places: Carrow in Norfolk or Carraw in Northumberland. The first is thought to be named from Old English carr ‘rock’ (a Celtic loan word) + hoh ‘spur of a hill’, while the last may be named either from an Old British plural of carr, or from carr + Old English raw ‘row’. Possibly in some cases a reduced form of the Cornish surname Nancarrow.

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

Similar surnames: Barrow, Carro, Harrow, Arrow, Harlow, Callow, Yarrow, Harrop, Cerro

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Carrow Family Origin

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Carrow Family Occupations

What did your Carrow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Carrow occupation in the UK was Boiler Maker. 7% of Carrow's were Boiler Makers. A less common occupation for the Carrow family was Decorator (Painter). Boiler Maker, Carpenter and Clergyman Of Church England Without Cure Of Souls were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carrow.

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  • Boiler Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Clergyman Of Church England Without Cure Of Souls

  • Decorator (Painter)


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Carrow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Carrow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carrow 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 949 immigration records available for the last name Carrow. 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 Carrow. For the veterans among your Carrow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carrow Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Carrow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Carrow in 1947 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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