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Kew Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a cook, Anglo-Norman French k(i)eu (from Latin coquus). English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Caieu, a lost place near Boulogne in Northern France. English: habitational name from a place in Middlesex, now part of Greater London, probably named with Old English c?g ‘key’, ‘projection’ + hoh ‘spur of land’. Irish: Ulster variant of McHugh.

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


Similar surnames: Ken, Lew, Dew, Jew, Mew, Hew, Tew, New, Rew, Pew

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Where is the Kew family from?

You can see how Kew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kew families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Kew family living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Kew's in the USA. Illinois and 3 other states had the highest population of Kew families in 1840.
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What did your Kew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kew. 12% of Kew men worked as a Clerk and 29% of Kew women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kew were Laborer and Maid.

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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

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    29%
  • Teacher
    22%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Maid
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kew. 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 Kew. For the veterans among your Kew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kew lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kew in 1958 was 56, and 18 in 2004.

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