Dew Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name (Old French d’Eu) for someone from Eu in Seine-Maritime, France (see Doe 2). Welsh: nickname for a fat person, from Welsh tew ‘fat’.

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

Similar surnames: Drew, Tew, Dee, Kew, Mew, New, Lew, Pew, Rew, Jew

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Dew Family Origin

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Dew Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Barber were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dew. 39% of Dew men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Dew women worked as a Barber. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dew were Engineer and Electrician

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Moulder
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Barber
  • Clerk
  • Dairyman
  • Electrician

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

Dew Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Dew. For the veterans among your Dew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dew Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Dew in 1947 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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