Meaning and Origin of: Arrow

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from Arrow in Warwickshire or Arrowe in Cheshire. The first takes its name from the Arrow river, a Celtic or pre-Celtic term meaning ‘stream’; the second, recorded c.1245 as Arwe, is from Old Norse erg ‘shieling’.
  • Perhaps in some cases a translation of French La Flèche (‘the arrow’).