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Origins of the Barlow surname

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About the Barlows

We have a total number of 185463 records for people with the last name Barlow.

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Alternative variations of the name Barlow

Barlow, Barlowe, Barlaw, Parlow, Borlow

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Where do most Barlows live?

In 1921, most Barlows lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Barlows

How common is your surname?

235th most common surname in the UK

We have 164,000 records for the Barlow surname. The oldest one dates back to 1430.

Who were Barlows most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Barlow first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Barlows

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Barlows in 1921
Cotton Weaver




Cotton Winder


Living On Own Means


Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Barlows in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer




Cotton Weaver




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