Mow Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Mow (formerly Molle) in the parish of Morebattle, Roxburghshire. Variant spelling of English Mowe, a variant of Maw.

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

Similar surnames: Moy, Mon, Dow, Low, Mew, Row, Mo, How, Mok, Maw

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Mow Family Origin

Where is the Mow family from?

Mow Family Occupations

What did your Mow ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Mow.

View Census data for Mow | Data not to scale

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mow Historical Records

What Mow family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Mow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mow census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Mow

Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mow. 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.

View all Mow immigration records

Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Mow. For the veterans among your Mow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Mow military records

You've only scratched the surface of Mow family history.

Mow Life Expectancy

What is the average Mow lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Mow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mow in 1955 was 44, and 64 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mow 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.

Famous Mow Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial