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The BARLOW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 30,749 1041 0.011 114
United States (1880 census) 7,545 797 0.015 151
Change since 1880 +23204 -244 -0.004 -37
Other Countries
Australia 3,100 497 0.019 190
United Kingdom 18,086 306 0.039 394
Top States for BARLOW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 2,195 1578 0.006 65
Texas 1,917 1368 0.009 92
Florida 1,916 1132 0.012 120
Utah 1,414 147 0.063 633
Virginia 1,363 666 0.019 193
Top States for BARLOW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 1,414 147 0.063 633
Delaware 310 405 0.040 396
Mississippi 915 497 0.032 322
Rhode Island 267 513 0.025 255
Vermont 120 911 0.020 197


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BARLOW live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BARLOW represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BARLOW in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BARLOW by picking someone at random in Utah than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BARLOW

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BARLOW surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BARLOW surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BARLOW in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 458 1.49
White (Hispanic) 403 1.31
Native American/Alaskan 347 1.13
Asian/Pacific 129 0.42
White (Caucasian) 25,389 82.57
Black/African American 4,025 13.09

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BARLOW surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BARLOW in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of BARLOW.

Similar names to BARLOW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BARLOW.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BARLOW

The following words are slight variants of BARLOW that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.