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Frew Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the Fords of Frew, a fortified site on the Forth river, probably so called from a British element frwd ‘current’, ‘stream’. This place was the lowest crossing point on the river Forth, and so an important strategic location in the Middle Ages.

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

Similar surnames: Drew, Free, Rew, Crew, Chew, Arel, Uren, Frey, Fries, Drey

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Where is the Frew family from?

You can see how Frew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Frew families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1840 there were 21 Frew families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 55% of all the recorded Frew's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Frew families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Frew surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Frew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Frew. 13% of Frew men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Frew women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Frew were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Frew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frew 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Frew. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Frew. For the veterans among your Frew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Frew lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Frew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Frew in 1942 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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