Thew Family History

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Thew Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English thewe ‘thrall’, ‘slave’ (Old English þeow).

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

Similar surnames: Hew, Chew, Tew, New, Tye, Glew, Tyer, Rew, Then, Crew

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Thew Family Origin

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Thew Family Occupations

What did your Thew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thew family was Cariage Maker. The most common Thew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Thew's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Bank Cashier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thew.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Bank Cashier

  • Cariage Maker


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

Thew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Thew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thew 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thew. 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 Thew. For the veterans among your Thew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thew Life Expectancy

What is the average Thew lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Thew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Thew in 1954 was 68, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thew 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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