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Liew Family History

Liew Name Meaning

Chinese : probably a variant of Liu 1. This spelling is found mainly in Malaysia.

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


Similar surnames: Lew, Lied, Lien, Lie, Liaw, Lief, Brew, Loew, Niel, Lieu

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Where is the Liew family from?

You can see how Liew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Liew family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Liew families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Liew family living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Liew's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Liew families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Liew surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Liew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Liew. 31% of Liew men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Liew women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Liew were Mechanic and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Waitress
    30%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
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What Liew family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Liew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Liew census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 783 immigration records available for the last name Liew. 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 845 military records available for the last name Liew. For the veterans among your Liew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Liew lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Liew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Liew in 1965 was 85, and 86 in 2003.

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