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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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Barber

    3%

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lew.

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lew

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