Crew Family History

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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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Crew Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Crew name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Crew Family Origin

Where is the Crew family from?

Crew Family Occupations

What did your Crew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Crew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Crew's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Crew family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crew.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Crew Historical Records

What Crew family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Crew Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Crew 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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