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Dew Family History

Dew Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name (Old French d’Eu) for someone from Eu in Seine-Maritime, France (see Doe 2). Welsh: nickname for a fat person, from Welsh tew ‘fat’.

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


Similar surnames: Drew, Tew, Dee, Kew, Mew, New, Lew, Pew, Rew, Jew

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Where is the Dew family from?

You can see how Dew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dew families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Dew families living in Virginia. This was about 22% of all the recorded Dew's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Dew families in 1840.
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What did your Dew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dew. 23% of Dew men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Dew women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dew were Truck Driver and Farmer.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Dew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dew 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 Dew. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Dew. For the veterans among your Dew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dew lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Dew in 1947 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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