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Hew Surname Meaning

English: variant of Hugh . This was at one time the usual form of the personal name in Scotland. English: occupational name from Middle English hewe ‘domestic servant’ a back formation from Middle English hewen ‘members of a household domestics’ (Old English hīwan). Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 邱 and 丘 possibly based on their Hakka pronunciations see Qiu 1 and Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 侯 possibly based on its Hakka pronunciation see Hou

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Haw, Jew, Chew, Kew, Thew, Lew, New, Rew, Hey, Mew

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Where is the Hew family from?

You can see how Hew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hew families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Hew families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Hew's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hew families in 1911.
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What did your Hew ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hew. 25% of Hew men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Cook
  • Gardener
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hew. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hew. For the veterans among your Hew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hew lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Hew in 1963 was 76, and 65 in 2004.

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