Yarrow Family History

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Yarrow Name Meaning

habitational name from a place so called, named for the river on which it stands, one in the Border region of Scotland, the other in Lancashire, both named with Welsh garw ‘rough’. topographic name for someone who lived in a place overgrown with yarrow, Old English gearwe.

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

Similar surnames: Barrow, Harrow, Carrow, Arrow, Barlow, Harlow, Harrop, Tarnow, Farrow

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Yarrow Family Origin

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Yarrow Family Occupations

What did your Yarrow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yarrow. A less common occupation for the Yarrow family was Ag L. The most common Yarrow occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Yarrow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Ag L


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

Yarrow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Yarrow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yarrow 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Yarrow. 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 Yarrow. For the veterans among your Yarrow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yarrow Life Expectancy

What is the average Yarrow lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Yarrow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Yarrow in 1959 was 60, and 59 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yarrow 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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