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Lew Name Meaning

Polish: from the personal name Lew ‘lion’ adopted as a translation of Leon . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Lev . English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or ancient burial mound Old English hlǣw or a habitational name from Lew in Oxfordshire named with this word. English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French leu ‘wolf’ used either as a nickname or a personal name. Compare Low . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 劉 and 柳 see Liu 1 and Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 廖 see Liao .7: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 呂 see Lu 6.8: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 雷 see Lei 9: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 陸 see Lu 5.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Lew family from?

You can see how Lew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lew families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Lew families living in Ohio. This was about 21% of all the recorded Lew's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Lew families in 1840.
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What did your Lew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cook and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA 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 Stenographer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Lew. For the veterans among your Lew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lew lifespan?

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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