The surname ‘Barrow’ is of English origin. It is a variant of the name ‘Burrows’, derived from the topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus (from the Old English word ‘boerg’, a cognate of the Old High German word ‘gerg’ meaning hill, mountain). However, the name has become inextricably confused with derivatives of the Old English word ‘burh’ meaning fort. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Barrow’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the reign of Edward III, were a ‘Walter de la Barrowe’, from England, is recorded on the Close Rolls. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but data extracted from Historical archive’s confirm that one of the first forefathers to bring this name to America was a certain ‘John Barrow’, from Chester, England, a husbandman by trade, He emigrated to North America in seventeen hundred and seventy-four, aged thirty-three, sailing from the Port o… Coat of arms: Argent torteaux, each charged with a fleur-de-lis or…
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