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Yarrow Surname Origin
(Origin English and Scottish) 1) A locational surname from the river in Lancashire. 2) A plant; the millfoil, or plant of a thousand leaves.
Surname Variations: Yarrow
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Yarrow Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Yarrow Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes