Carew Family History

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Carew Name Meaning

Welsh: habitational name from any of various minor places in Wales, in particular one near Pembroke with a major castle, named from Welsh caer ‘fort’ + rhiw ‘hill’, ‘slope’. Cornish: from the cognate Cornish word kerrow (plural of ker ‘fort’), which occurs seven times as a place name in Cornwall.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Carey, Crew, Chew, Clare, Cahow, Maren, Lare, Caleb, Carby, Cardo

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Carew Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Carew name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Carew. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • France


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Carew Family Origin

Where is the Carew family from?

Carew Family Occupations

What did your Carew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Carew family was Cooper. The most common Carew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Carew's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carew.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Cooper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Carew ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Carew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Carew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carew census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Carew. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Carew. For the veterans among your Carew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carew Life Expectancy

What is the average Carew lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Carew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Carew in 1949 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carew ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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