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Jew Surname Meaning

Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 周 see Zhou Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 趙 and 招 see Zhao 1 and English: nickname from Middle English Jeu Old French giu ‘Jew’ applied to someone (whether Jewish or not) who was suspected of usury or who drove a hard bargain. In medieval England only Jews could legally lend money for profit but they were expelled in 1290 and were not officially allowed to return and settle until the late 17th century well after the main period of English surname creation. English: from the Middle English personal name Jewe also found as Julle Gelle Golle Jowe and Juwe a pet form of the male name Julian or the female name Juliane (also Gellian). See Julian and compare Gill 3 and Gillian .

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


Similar surnames: Hew, Kew, Lew, New, Rew, Low, Jen, Pew, Tew, Mew

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You can see how Jew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jew families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Jew families living in British Columbia. This was about 59% of all the recorded Jew's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Jew families in 1911.
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What did your Jew ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cook was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Jew. 39% of Jew men worked as a Cook. .

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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

  • Cook
    39%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Laundry
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Jew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jew 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Jew. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jew. For the veterans among your Jew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jew lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Jew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Jew in 1948 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

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