Gow (surname)

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Family name
Meaning smith
Region of origin Scotland
Language(s) of origin Scottish Gaelic

Gow is a Scottish surname. The name is derived from the Gaelic gobha, meaning 'smith'.[1][2] The name is represented in Scottish Gaelic as Gobha.

The Gow surname is associated chiefly with the Perthshire and Inverness-shire part of the Scottish Highlands and is part of the Clan Chattan Confederation and a sept of Clan Macpherson.


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  1. ^ George Mackay (1998). Scottish Surnames. Lomond Books. 
  2. ^ David Dorward (1995). Scottish Surnames. Collins.