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Rhew Family History

Rhew Surname Meaning

English: altered form of Rew .

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


Similar surnames: Rew, Rhen, Shew, Rhea, Chew, Ren, Trew, Thaw, Rhee, Hew

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Where is the Rhew family from?

You can see how Rhew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rhew family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Rhew families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Rhew families living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rhew's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Rhew families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rhew surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rhew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rhew. 41% of Rhew men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Rhew women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rhew were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Knitter
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    24%
  • Seamstress
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rhew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rhew 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 191 immigration records available for the last name Rhew. 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 Rhew. For the veterans among your Rhew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rhew lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Rhew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Rhew in 1961 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

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