Where does my surname Barrow originate from? It's pronounced "Bear-row". Lol, My first name William with my nickname Will sometimes helps people pronounce my last name correctly. Also, yes, I work with Wheel Barrows in case you're wondering.From what I know, I have English, Scottish, Jewish, and Swedish ancestry. This is only on my dad's side. I won't discuss my mom's ancestry for security reasons. I heard the it originates from the word Burrow, but I'm not sure. Could you also tell me how old the last name is? Thank you!
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Barrow is either from Old English bearwe 'dweller by the grove' or beorg 'dweller by the hill'.
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All the known localities from which the name may be derived refer to different declensions of Bearwe "orchard. grove"
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