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Origins of the Yarrow surname

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About the Yarrows

We have a total number of 7290 records for people with the last name Yarrow.

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Where do most Yarrows live?

In 1921, most Yarrows lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Yarrows

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 6,010 records for the Yarrow surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Yarrows most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Yarrow first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Yarrows

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

Common Female occupations for Yarrows in 1921


Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means


General Servant


Private Means


Common Male occupations for Yarrows in 1921
Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer


Coal Miner




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