Harlow Family History

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Harlow Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places called Harlow. One in West Yorkshire is probably named from Old English hær ‘rock’, ‘heap of stones’ + hlaw ‘mound’, ‘hill’; those in Essex and Northumberland have Old English here ‘army’ as the first element, perhaps in the sense ‘host’, ‘assembly’. There is also a record of this name as a variant of Cornish Penhollow.

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

Similar surnames: Barlow, Sharlow, Harrow, Farlow, Harley, Harton, Harle, Callow

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Harlow Family Origin

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Harlow Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Harlow. 46% of Harlow men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Harlow women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harlow were Student and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Machinist
  • Student

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Servant

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

Harlow Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Harlow. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Harlow. For the veterans among your Harlow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harlow Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harlow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Harlow in 1942 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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