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Barrows Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove (see Barrow 1) or an ancient burial mound (see Barrow 2).

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

Similar surnames: Barrow, Burrows, Yarrow, Barras, Barroso, Barrs, Barrios, Arrow

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Where is the Barrows family from?

You can see how Barrows families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barrows family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barrows families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 88 Barrows families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Barrows's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Barrows families in 1911.
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What did your Barrows ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Barrows. 73% of Barrows men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Barrows women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barrows were Machinist and Stenographer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Operator
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Barrows. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barrows census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Barrows. 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 Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Barrows. For the veterans among your Barrows ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barrows lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Barrows life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1949. The average life expectancy for Barrows in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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