Mewes Family History

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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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Mewes Family Origin

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Mewes Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Mewes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Mewes's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Assistant Engineer Water Works were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mewes. A less common occupation for the Mewes family was Bartender.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Assistant Engineer Water Works

  • Bartender


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Mewes Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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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Mewes Life Expectancy

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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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