Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from either of two places: Carrow in
Norfolk or Carraw in Northumberland. The first is thought to be named
from Old English carr ‘rock’ (a Celtic loan word) +
hōh ‘spur of a hill’, while the last may be named either
from an Old British plural of carr, or from carr + Old
English rāw ‘row’.
- Possibly in some cases a
reduced form of the Cornish surname Nancarrow.
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