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Drewes Family History

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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Where is the Drewes family from?

You can see how Drewes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drewes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Drewes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Drewes family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Drewes's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Drewes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Drewes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Drewes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Drewes. 25% of Drewes men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Drewes women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drewes were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
    25%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    14%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 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 Lists

There are 3,000 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 Cards

There are 2,000 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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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.

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