Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from any of several places called
Callow, including one in Herefordshire which is named with Old English
calu ‘bare’ in the sense ‘bare hill’, Callow near Hathersage
and Callow near Wirksworth, both in Derbyshire, which are named with
Old English cald ‘cold’ + hlāw ‘hill’, and Calow near
Chesterfield, also in Derbyshire, which is named with Old English
calu ‘bare’ + halh ‘nook of land’.
- English: nickname
for a bald man, from Middle English calue, calewe ‘bald’
(Old English calu).
- Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic
Mac Caolaidhe, a patronymic from the personal name
Caoladhe, a derivative of caol ‘slender’, ‘comely’.
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