Shew Family History

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Shew Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Probably also an Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Schuh.

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

Similar surnames: Show, Sher, Shaw, Rhew, Shen, Brew, Shoen, Shein, Shelp, Trew

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Shew Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Shew name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Shew. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Shew Family Origin

Where is the Shew family from?

Shew Family Occupations

What did your Shew ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Shew Historical Records

What Shew family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Shew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shew 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Shew. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Shew. For the veterans among your Shew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shew Life Expectancy

What is the average Shew lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Shew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Shew in 1948 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shew 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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