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Grew Name Meaning

English: nickname for a tall, scrawny person, from Middle English, Old French grue ‘crane’ (Late Latin grua, for classical Latin grus). Irish: reduced form of Mulgrew.

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


Similar surnames: Drew, Glew, Rew, Grue, New, Urey, Crew, Grewe, Brew, Treu

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Where is the Grew family from?

You can see how Grew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grew families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Grew families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Grew's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Grew families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grew surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grew. 21% of Grew men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Grew women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grew were Truck Driver and Nurse.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Nurse
    8%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Grew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grew 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Grew. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Grew. For the veterans among your Grew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grew lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Grew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Grew in 1953 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

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