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Mewes Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of the personal name Bartholomäus (see Bartholomew). English: habitational name from Meaux (pronounced ‘Myoos’) in Humberside, formerly in East Yorkshire. This was named in Old Norse as ‘sandbank pool’, from melr ‘sandbank’, ‘sandhill’ + sær ‘sea’, ‘lake’, and subsequently assimilated by folk etymology to a French place name.

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


Similar surnames: Hees, Mees, Bowes, Tewes, Lees, Kees, Remes, Mele, Maves, Rees

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Where is the Mewes family from?

You can see how Mewes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mewes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Mewes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 23 Mewes families living in Illinois. This was about 27% of all the recorded Mewes's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Mewes families in 1880.
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What did your Mewes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mewes. 33% of Mewes men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Mewes women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mewes were Farm Operator 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

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Farm Operator
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    43%
  • Machine Operator
    29%
  • Stenographer
    29%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mewes. For the veterans among your Mewes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mewes lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mewes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mewes in 1943 was 41, and 85 in 2004.

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