Frew Family History

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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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Frew Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Frew name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    51%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    29%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • France

    3%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Frew Family Origin

Where is the Frew family from?

Frew Family Occupations

What did your Frew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Coal Miner and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Frew. The most common Frew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Frew's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Frew family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Coal Miner

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Frew Historical Records

What Frew family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Frew Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Frew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Frew 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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