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 1940, Cook and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lew. 13% of Lew men worked as a Cook and 10% of Lew women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lew were Waiter and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    13%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Waiter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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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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