Chew Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Somerset named Chew Magna, which is named for the river on which it stands, a Celtic name, perhaps cognate with Welsh cyw ‘young animal or bird’, ‘chicken’. English: habitational name from places called Chew, in West Yorkshire and in the parish of Billington, Lancashire, named with Old English ceo ‘fish gill’, used in the transferred sense of a ravine, in a similar way to Old Norse gil. English: derogatory nickname from Middle English chowe ‘chough’, Old English ceo, a bird closely related to the crow and the jackdaw, notorious for its chattering and thieving. Korean: variant of Chu. Chinese : variant of Zhao.

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

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Chew Family Origin

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Chew Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Keeps House

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chew. A less common occupation for the Chew family was Keeps House. The most common Chew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Chew's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Chew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Chew in 1940 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chew

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