Harrow Family History

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Harrow Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places so named in England and Scotland, as for example Harrow in northwest London (Herges in Domesday Book), Harrow Head in Nether Wasdale, Cumbria, both named from Old English hearg, hærg ‘(pagan) temple’, and Harrow near Mey, Caithness.

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

Similar surnames: Barrow, Harlow, Carrow, Yarrow, Harrop, Sharrow, Darrow, Arrow

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Harrow Family Origin

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Harrow Family Occupations

What did your Harrow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Harrow occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Harrow's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Harrow family was Butcher. Labourer, Tailor and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harrow.

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  • Labourer

  • Tailor

  • Blacksmith

  • Butcher


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

Harrow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Harrow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrow 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Harrow. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Harrow. For the veterans among your Harrow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harrow Life Expectancy

What is the average Harrow lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Harrow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Harrow in 1946 was 22, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harrow 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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