Last name: DOW

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Last name frequency

DOW : This last name is indexed 121,721 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DOW : 1: Scottish: nickname from Gaelic dubh ‘black’ (see Duff).2: English: from the Middle English personal name Dow a rhyming pet form of Row(e) representing a common pronunciation of Rolf a side form of Ralph. See Rolfe and compare Daw Dawson and Dowson. Alternatively in East Anglia the name may be a variant of Dove.3: Americanized form of Dutch Douw: from the personal name Douwe from Frisian dou ‘pigeon’.4: Americanized form of German Dau.5: Americanized form of French Daoust.

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