Pew Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Pugh. English: nickname from Old French pi, pis, piu ‘pious’.

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

Similar surnames: Dew, Tew, Mew, Jew, Kew, Rew, New, Hew, Lew, Pee

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Pew Family Origin

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Pew Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pew family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pew. The most common Pew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Pew's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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Pew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Pew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pew census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pew. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Pew. For the veterans among your Pew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pew Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pew in 1944 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

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