Hew Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Hugh. This was at one time the usual form of the personal name in Scotland. English: status name for a domestic servant, Middle English hewe, a singular form derived from a plural noun hewen (Old English hiwan) ‘members of a household’, ‘domestic servants’.

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


Similar surnames: Haw, Jew, Chew, Kew, Thew, Lew, New, Rew, Hey, Mew

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Hew Family Origin

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Hew Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Hew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Hew's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hew. A less common occupation for the Hew family was Machinist.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Machinist

    13%

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Hew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hew 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hew. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hew. For the veterans among your Hew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hew Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Hew in 1963 was 76, and 65 in 2004.

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