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Crew Family History

Crew Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Crewe in Cheshire, named with Old Welsh criu ‘weir’. This denoted a wickerwork fence that was stretched across a river to catch fish.

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


Similar surnames: Chew, Drew, Rew, Carew, Frew, Dew, Crow, Ree, Uren, Grew

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Where is the Crew family from?

You can see how Crew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crew families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 21 Crew families living in Ohio. This was about 26% of all the recorded Crew's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Crew families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Crew surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Crew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Crew. 19% of Crew men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Crew women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crew were Truck Driver and Cook.

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Crew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crew 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Crew. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Crew. For the veterans among your Crew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crew lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Crew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Crew in 1947 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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