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Hewson Family History

Hewson Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire): variant of Huson . Scottish and Irish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Aodha (see McCoy ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Henson, Herson, Howson, Eason, Hesson, Hasson, Lawson, Hitson, Hobson

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Where is the Hewson family from?

You can see how Hewson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hewson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hewson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 16 Hewson families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Hewson's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hewson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hewson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hewson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hewson. 20% of Hewson men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Hewson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hewson were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Hewson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hewson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hewson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Hewson. For the veterans among your Hewson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hewson lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Hewson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hewson in 1948 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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