Drews Family History

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Drews Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Drew, a short form of Andrew. 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: Drewes, Drew, Drees, Dress, Dees, Reis, Dies, Crews, Ress, Dreis

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Drews Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Drews name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    30%

  • Germanic Europe

    20%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    10%

  • Norway

    5%

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Drews Family Origin

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Drews Family Occupations

What did your Drews ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drews. A less common occupation for the Drews family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Drews occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Drews's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Tailor

    7%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%

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

Drews Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Drews. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drews 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Drews. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Drews. For the veterans among your Drews ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drews Life Expectancy

What is the average Drews lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Drews life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Drews in 1951 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drews 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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