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Family name
Pronunciation /ˈhærər/
Meaning Subduer (of land)
Derived from Middle English harwen meaning ‘to harrow’ or ‘to rake’
Region of origin Scotland
Language(s) of origin Anglo-Saxon
Related names Harower, Harewere
Footnotes: [1][2]

Harrower is an Anglo-Saxon surname. The first people to use the name were those who cultivated land (harrowed).

List of notable people surnamed Harrower[edit]

9*Jimmy Harrower (footballer, born 1924) (1924–1992), Scottish footballer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick (2003). Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  2. ^ Arthur, William (1857). An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman & Co. p. 154. Retrieved 2010-03-20.