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Jew Name Meaning

English: ethnic name for a Jew, from Middle English jeu ‘Jew’, Old French giu. English: from a short form of Julian. Chinese : possibly a variant of Zhou. Chinese : possibly a variant of Zhao.

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


Similar surnames: Hew, Kew, Lew, New, Rew, Low, Jen, Pew, Tew, Mew

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Where is the Jew family from?

You can see how Jew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jew families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Jew families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Jew's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Jew families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jew surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cook and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jew. 25% of Jew men worked as a Cook and 50% of Jew women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jew were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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

  • Cook
    25%
  • Waiter
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Jew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jew 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Jew. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jew. For the veterans among your Jew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jew lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Jew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Jew in 1948 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

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