Lew Name Meaning

Polish: from the personal name Lew ‘lion’, adopted as a translation of Leon (see Lyon 2). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Lev. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or burial-mound, Old English hl?w, or a habitational name from Lew in Oxfordshire, named with this word. Chinese : variant of Liu 1.

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


Similar surnames: Lee, Leo, Low, Ley, Kew, New, Law, Rew, Hew, Mew

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Lew Family Origin

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Lew Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lew. The most common Lew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Lew's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lew family was Barber.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Barber

    3%

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Lew Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Lew Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Lew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lew in 1951 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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