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Mew Name Meaning

from an Old English nickname m?w, meaw ‘seagull’, or the same word used as a personal name, Meawa. Compare Maw. metonymic occupational name for someone in charge of a mew, a cage for hawks and falcons, especially while moulting, from Old French mue, a derivative of muer ‘to moult’ (from Latin mutare ‘to change’).

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


Similar surnames: Maw, Kew, Lew, Dew, Hew, New, Mee, Tew, Pew, Jew

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Where is the Mew family from?

You can see how Mew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mew families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Mew family living in Alabama. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mew's in the USA. Alabama and 2 other states had the highest population of Mew families in 1840.
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What did your Mew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mew. 34% of Mew men worked as a Laborer and 56% of Mew women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mew were Farm Laborer and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    56%
  • Housework
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Mew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mew 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mew. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mew. For the veterans among your Mew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mew lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Mew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mew in 1953 was 23, and 84 in 2004.

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