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The HARROWER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 425 47026 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 100 31577 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +325 -15449 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 254 6073 0.002 16
United Kingdom 915 5634 0.002 20
Top States for HARROWER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 46 38977 0.000 2
Pennsylvania 43 32658 0.000 4
Colorado 36 14952 0.001 8
California 33 62523 0.000 1
Florida 29 51322 0.000 2
Top States for HARROWER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 13 5559 0.003 26
Alaska 7 14834 0.001 11
Colorado 36 14952 0.001 8
Vermont 5 16408 0.001 8
Rhode Island 7 18187 0.001 7


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

Classification and Origin of HARROWER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HARROWER 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 HARROWER 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 HARROWER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 422 99.29
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 0
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HARROWER in historical publications

The subduer; from the French harrier, to harrass;--and this, perhaps, from the Anglo Saxon, hergian, to conquer or subdue;--one who harrows the ground.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

HARROWER. The occupatiou. A tiller of laud.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HARROWER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HARROWER.

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 HARROWER

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