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Old English bere (barley) + hlǣw (hill) or lēah (wood,clearing).


Proper noun[edit]


  1. The name of villages in north-eastern England:
    1. A village and civil parish in North East Derbyshire district, Derbyshire (OS grid ref SK3474).
    2. A village and civil parish in Selby district, North Yorkshire (OS grid ref SE6428).
    3. A small village in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear (OS grid ref NZ1560). [1]
  2. A habitational surname, from Old English originating from one of these villages.
  3. The name of several places in the United States, either named after one of the English villages or a person bearing the surname.
    1. A minor city in Ballard County, Kentucky.
    2. An extinct town in Wayne County, Missouri.
    3. An unincorporated community in Foster County, North Dakota.
    4. A township and unincorporated community therein, in Washington County, Ohio.
    5. A minor city in Clackamas County, Oregon.
  4. A community in Yukon, Canada.

Derived terms[edit]


Barlow (plural Barlows)

  1. (optics, astronomy) A Barlow lens.