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 1881, the most common Dew occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Dew's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dew family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dew.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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Dew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dew census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dew. 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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