Rhew Family History

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Rhew Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of English Rew (a variant of Row), French Rue, or German Ruh.

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

Similar surnames: Rew, Rhen, Shew, Rhea, Chew, Ren, Trew, Thaw, Rhee, Hew

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Rhew Family Origin

Where is the Rhew family from?

Rhew Family Occupations

What did your Rhew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rhew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Rhew's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rhew family was Laborer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rhew.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Rhew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rhew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rhew 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 191 immigration records available for the last name Rhew. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rhew. For the veterans among your Rhew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rhew Life Expectancy

What is the average Rhew lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Rhew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Rhew in 1961 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rhew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rhew 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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