Drewes Family History

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Drewes Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Drew. Danish, Dutch, and German: from a vernacular form of the personal name Andreas.

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

Similar surnames: Drews, Drees, Dees, Remes, Dress, Drew, Dawes, Mewes, Dresel, Brewer

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Drewes Family Origin

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Drewes Family Occupations

What did your Drewes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Drewes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Drewes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Drewes family was Baker. Farmer, Laborer and Agent For Brewery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drewes.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Agent For Brewery

  • Baker


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

Drewes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Drewes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drewes 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Drewes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Drewes. For the veterans among your Drewes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drewes Life Expectancy

What is the average Drewes lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Drewes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Drewes in 1952 was 25, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drewes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drewes 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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