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Kew Surname Meaning

English (of Norman origin): occupational name from Old French queu keu kieu cu ‘cook’ i.e. one who sold cooked meat keeper of an eating house. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Caieu a lost town in northern France in the vicinity of Boulogne-sur-Mer. Irish: shortened Ulster variant of McHugh . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 邱 and 丘 see Qiu 1 and

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

Similar surnames: Ken, Lew, Dew, Jew, Mew, Hew, Tew, New, Rew, Pew

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Where is the Kew family from?

You can see how Kew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kew families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 126 Kew families living in Ontario. This was about 86% of all the recorded Kew's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kew families in 1911.
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What did your Kew ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Kew. 49% of Kew men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Kew women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kew were Laborer and Student. .

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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
  • Mechanic
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
  • Nurse
  • Stenographer
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Kew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kew 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kew. 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 Kew. For the veterans among your Kew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kew lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kew in 1958 was 56, and 18 in 2004.

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