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Origin and popularity of the name BARROW

Origin

Barrow : English:: 1: habitational name from any of numerous places called with Old English bearo bearu ‘grove’ (dative bear(o)we bearuwe) or Old English beorg dative beorge (Middle English berwe barwe) ‘mound tumulus’ for example in Cheshire Derbyshire Gloucestershire Lancashire Leicestershire Lincolnshire Shropshire Suffolk and Somerset or a topographic name with the same meaning.2: habitational name from Barrow in Furness Lancashire which is named with an unattested Celtic word barr here meaning ‘promontory’ + Old Norse ey ‘island’.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 22,127 individuals with the name BARROW on Geneanet.

 

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    samueltaylorgeer
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    wbuchanan
    (489 individuals)
    portunus
    (416 individuals)
    dablocher
    (299 individuals)

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    Variants of name BARROW

    BARROWE BORROW BORROWE BOROWE