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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gallow

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Gal"low
To fright or terrify. See Gally (v. t.)

Etymology: Cf. AS. āgelwan to stupefy


From Middle English *galowen (attested in begalewen (“to begallow”)), from Old English *gælwian (attested in āgælwed (“astonished; disconcerted”)).

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Popularity of Gallow as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gallow U.S.
  White 34.08% 64.26%
  African American 59.98% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gallow

People with the last name Gallow are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Gallow

  • How Popular is the name Gallow? As a last name Gallow was the 24,388th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Gallow? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Gallow was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Gallow: Your name in reverse order is Wollag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Woalgl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gallow? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,027 people with the last name Gallow.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gallow? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gallow as their last name since less than 1 person in 286k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Gallows Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Gallow born Aug 11, 1959

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern New Zealand approximately on 1350. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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