Balow Family History

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Balow Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Balow, a place in Mecklenburg. The name is of Slavic origin. In some cases possibly an altered spelling of Ballow.

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


Similar surnames: Below, Barlow, Balon, Bulow, Galow, Salow, Balcom, Rakow, Cahow, Calo

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Balow Family Origin

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Balow Family Occupations

What did your Balow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balow. The most common Balow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Balow's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Balow family was House Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Farm Laborer

    18%
  • Black Smith

    9%
  • House Carpenter

    9%

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Balow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Balow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balow 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Balow. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Balow. For the veterans among your Balow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balow Life Expectancy

What is the average Balow lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Balow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Balow in 1956 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balow 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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