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 Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Assistant Engineer Water Works

    5%
  • Bartender

    5%

In 1880, 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. The most common Mewes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Mewes's were Farmers.

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mewes

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