Plew Family History

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Plew Name Meaning

Perhaps a variant of German Plewe, a habitational name from a place so named in Brandenburg.

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

Similar surnames: Lew, Poley, Chew, Plein, Iley, Poer, Epley, Crew, Pla, Rhew

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Plew Family Origin

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Plew Family Occupations

What did your Plew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Plew family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plew. The most common Plew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Plew's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Plew ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Plew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Plew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plew 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 176 immigration records available for the last name Plew. 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 811 military records available for the last name Plew. For the veterans among your Plew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plew Life Expectancy

What is the average Plew lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Plew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Plew in 1952 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plew ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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