Tew Name Meaning

Welsh: nickname for a fat man, from tew ‘plump’. English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire (Great, Little and Duns Tew), named with an Old English tiewe ‘row’, ‘ridge’. The surname has been established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Dew, Kew, Lew, New, Rew, Hew, Thew, Pew, Mew, Jew

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Tew Family Origin

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Tew Family Occupations

What did your Tew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Tew's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tew. A less common occupation for the Tew family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    7%

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Tew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tew 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Tew. 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 Tew. For the veterans among your Tew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tew Life Expectancy

What is the average Tew lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Tew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Tew in 1947 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tew 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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