Tow Name Meaning

English: perhaps, as Reaney proposes, a variant of Tough.

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

Similar surnames: How, Dow, Trow, Towe, Town, Mow, Row, Stow, Tong, Tomb

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Tow Family Origin

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Tow Family Occupations

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In 1939, Private Means and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Tow. 66% of Tow women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Private Means

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant

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

Tow Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Tow. For the veterans among your Tow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tow Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Tow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Tow in 1955 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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