Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MAHR-lo  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Originally a name for a person from Marlow in Buckinghamshire, England. The place name means "remnants of a lake" from Old English mere "lake" and lafe "remnants, remains". A notable bearer was the English playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593).

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Entry updated June 13, 2019