Dewey Name Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Dewi, Welsh form of David. Anglicized form of a French Huguenot name of uncertain form and origin. Traditionally it is recorded as Douai, from a place in northern France, but it could also be from Old Norman French du we(z) ‘of the ford’, from a variant of standard French gué ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Newey, Dey, Mewes, Denny, Downey, Demey, Ewy, Denby, Dede, Deter

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Dewey Family Origin

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Dewey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Servant

    10%
  • Machinest

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dewey family was Machinest. The most common Dewey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Dewey's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dewey.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Dewey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dewey in 1941 was 66, and 74 in 2004.

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