what is the Orgin of my last name Nedrow?

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From Pennsylvania last name is Nedrow where is my family's descent
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http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=nedrow

Looks like there are the most people with the Nedrow surname in the USA in the states of Nebraska and Pennsylvania.

If you click on England & Wales the county of Warwickshire is the leader for those with the Nedrow surname.
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http://genealogy.familyeducation.com/surname-origin/nedrow

 

Meaning and Origin of: Nedrow

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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Americanized form of German Niederauer, topographic name for someone who lived ‘at the lower meadow’, from nieder ‘lower’ + Au ‘water meadow’.
  2. Michael Niederauer emigrated from Germany to Germantown, PA, in 1747.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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My guess would be East Prussia. This area was inhabited by a people called Old Prussians or Baltic Prussians in English, Prußen or Pruzzen in German, Prūsai in their own (now extinct) language. One of their lands was called Nadrauen (from na-drawa: there where it flows). These people got rapidly assimilated by Lithuanian and German immigrants after the 13th century. In the 15th century a Prußian named Nedrow is documented as the owner of the estate Bledau in East Prussia.

Nedrow, NY is a hamlet in Onondoga, NY, an area that was populated by German immigrants. Given how rare the name appears to be it seems possible that it spread from East Prussia through Prussia and then to the US via German immigrants.
by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (544k points)

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