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Harlow Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places called Harlow. One in West Yorkshire is probably named from Old English hær ‘rock’, ‘heap of stones’ + hlaw ‘mound’, ‘hill’; those in Essex and Northumberland have Old English here ‘army’ as the first element, perhaps in the sense ‘host’, ‘assembly’. There is also a record of this name as a variant of Cornish Penhollow.

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


Similar surnames: Barlow, Sharlow, Harrow, Farlow, Harley, Harton, Harle, Callow

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Harlow Family Origin

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Harlow Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Bricklayer

    2%
  • Carpenter

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Harlow family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harlow. The most common Harlow occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Harlow's were Agricultural Labourers.

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