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Drews Family History

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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Where is the Drews family from?

You can see how Drews families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drews family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Drews families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Drews family living in Connecticut. This was about 25% of all the recorded Drews's in the USA. Connecticut and 3 other states had the highest population of Drews families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Drews surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Drews ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Drews. 20% of Drews men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Drews women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drews were Carpenter and Maid.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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