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Grew Name Meaning

English: nickname for a tall, scrawny person, from Middle English, Old French grue ‘crane’ (Late Latin grua, for classical Latin grus). Irish: reduced form of Mulgrew.

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

Similar surnames: Drew, Glew, Rew, Grue, New, Urey, Crew, Grewe, Brew, Treu

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Where is the Grew family from?

You can see how Grew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grew families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 27 Grew families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Grew's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Grew families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grew surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grew ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Grew. 80% of Grew men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Grew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grew census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Grew. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Grew. For the veterans among your Grew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grew lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Grew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Grew in 1953 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

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