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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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Grew Family Origin

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Grew Family Occupations

What did your Grew ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grew. The most common Grew occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Grew's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Grew family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Going To School

    29%
  • Blacksmith

    24%
  • Laborer

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Grew ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Grew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Grew Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grew ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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