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Carew Name Meaning

Welsh (Pembrokeshire): habitational name from any of various minor places in Wales in particular one near Pembroke with a major castle named from Welsh caer ‘fort’ + rhiw ‘hill slope’. The surname was taken to Ireland soon after the Norman invasion of England and was Gaelicized as de Carrún. In the 16th century a family called Carew from Devon played an important part in establishing the Tudor administration in Ireland. Cornish (Somerset and Devon): from the cognate Cornish word kerrow (plural of ker ‘fort’) which occurs seven times as a placename in Cornwall.

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

Similar surnames: Carey, Crew, Chew, Clare, Cahow, Maren, Lare, Caleb, Carby, Cardo

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Where is the Carew family from?

You can see how Carew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carew families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 50 Carew families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Carew's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Carew families in 1911.
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What did your Carew ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Carew. 67% of Carew men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Carew women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carew were Student and Income. .

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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
  • Lumbernan
  • Student

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Income
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Carew. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Carew. For the veterans among your Carew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carew lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Carew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Carew in 1949 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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