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Thew Family History

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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Where is the Thew family from?

You can see how Thew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thew families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Thew families living in New York. This was about 63% of all the recorded Thew's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Thew families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thew surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Thew. 21% of Thew men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Thew women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thew were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    27%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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What Thew family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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