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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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Where is the Hew family from?

You can see how Hew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hew families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Hew family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Hew's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hew families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hew surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hew. 20% of Hew men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Hew women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hew were Truck Driver and Telephone Operator.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Telephone Operator
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Census Records

There are 7,000 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 Lists

There are 1,000 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 Cards

There are 2,000 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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What is the average Hew lifespan?

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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