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Garrow Name Meaning

Scottish: descriptive nickname from the Gaelic epithet garbh ‘rough stout of powerful build’. Cornish: nickname from garow ‘rough’. English: perhaps sometimes a habitational name from Garway in Herefordshire named with Welsh llan + the Christian saint's name Guoruoe. Americanized form of French Gareau . Americanized form of French Garand .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Darrow, Garret, Marrow, Garron, Harrow, Yarrow, Arrow, Garrod, Larrow

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Where is the Garrow family from?

You can see how Garrow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garrow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garrow families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 108 Garrow families living in Ontario. This was about 65% of all the recorded Garrow's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Garrow families in 1911.
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What did your Garrow ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Garrow. 28% of Garrow men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Garrow women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garrow were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Per
  • Institutrice
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Garrow. For the veterans among your Garrow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garrow lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Garrow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Garrow in 1952 was 22, and 76 in 2004.

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