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Belew Family History

Belew Surname Meaning

Variant of Bellew 2 a surname of probable French origin (see Ballou 1 and ). English Irish and Scottish (of Norman origin): variant of Bellew This form of the surname has apparently died out in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Below, Bellew, Beley, Behen, Beel, Bebee, Buley, Seley, Brew, Blew

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Where is the Belew family from?

You can see how Belew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belew families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Belew families living in British Columbia. This was about 67% of all the recorded Belew's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Belew families in 1911.
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What did your Belew ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Belew. 100% of Belew men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Belew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belew 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 420 immigration records available for the last name Belew. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Belew. For the veterans among your Belew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belew lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Belew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Belew in 1944 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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