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Clews Family History

Clews Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McLewis, an Americanized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh (see Lewis 3).

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

Similar surnames: Clewis, Lewis, Leas, Laws, Lees, Mclaws, Clee, Leys, Alers, Crews

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Where is the Clews family from?

You can see how Clews families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clews family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clews families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Clews families living in Michigan. This was about 67% of all the recorded Clews's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Clews families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clews surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clews ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Clews. 36% of Clews men worked as a 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Clews. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clews 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Clews. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Clews. For the veterans among your Clews ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clews lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Clews life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Clews in 1961 was 60, and 74 in 2004.

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