Hewson Family History

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Hewson Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lincolnshire): patronymic from Hew (see Hugh). Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha (see McCoy).

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

Similar surnames: Henson, Herson, Howson, Eason, Hesson, Hasson, Lawson, Hitson, Hobson

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Hewson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hewson name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Sweden


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Hewson Family Origin

Where is the Hewson family from?

Hewson Family Occupations

What did your Hewson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hewson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Hewson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hewson family was Retired Farmer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hewson.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Retired Farmer


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

Hewson Historical Records

What Hewson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Hewson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hewson 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hewson. 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 Hewson. For the veterans among your Hewson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hewson Life Expectancy

What is the average Hewson lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Hewson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hewson in 1948 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hewson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hewson 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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