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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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Where is the Carew family from?

You can see how Carew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carew families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Carew families living in Connecticut. This was about 52% of all the recorded Carew's in the USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Carew families in 1840.
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What did your Carew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Carew. 15% of Carew men worked as a Salesman and 19% of Carew women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carew were Clerk and Waitress.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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