Barlow (surname)

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Barlow is an English surname.

Origins and variants[edit]

One theory suggests that the surname is related to the place of the same name in Derbyshire and mean "[lives on] the bare hill". At the time of the British census of 1881,[1] the frequency of the surname Barlow was highest in Cheshire (4.4 times the British average), followed by Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Berkshire, Rutland and Warwickshire.

People with the surname[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

Coronation Street[edit]

The British soap opera Coronation Street has featured the Barlow family since its inception in 1960, and had therefore featured multiple characters with the surname, who are listed alphabetically below.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Barlow Surname Meaning and Distribution". Retrieved 23 January 2014