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Chew Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): habitational name from any of the places in Somerset named Chew Magna of Chew Stoke which is named for the river on which it stands a Celtic name perhaps cognate with Welsh cyw ‘young animal or bird chicken’. English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from any of the places called Chew in Yorkshire and in the parish of Billington Lancashire possibly named with Old English cēo ‘fish gill’ used in the transferred sense of a ravine in a similar way to Old Norse gil. English: nickname from Old English cīo cēo denoting any of the smaller chattering species of crow especially the red-billed chough. Korean: variant of Chu 1 Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 周 based on the Teochew pronunciation. See Zhou Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 鄒 see Zou .7: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 秋 based on the Teochew pronunciation. See Qiu 5.8: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 趙 and 招 apparently based on their Cantonese pronunciations. See Zhao 1 and 9: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 邱 and 丘 see Qiu 1 and

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

Similar surnames: Chow, Hew, Crew, Shaw, Che, Thew, Hee, Cahow, New, Chee

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You can see how Chew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chew families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 145 Chew families living in British Columbia. This was about 71% of all the recorded Chew's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Chew families in 1911.
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What did your Chew ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Chew. 29% of Chew men worked as a Labourer and 100% of Chew women worked as a Cook. .

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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

  • Labourer
  • Cook
  • Laborer
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Cook
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What is the average Chew lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Chew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Chew in 1940 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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