Tew Name Meaning

Welsh: nickname for a fat man, from tew ‘plump’. English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire (Great, Little and Duns Tew), named with an Old English tiewe ‘row’, ‘ridge’. The surname has been established in Ireland since the 16th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Dew, Kew, Lew, New, Rew, Hew, Thew, Pew, Mew, Jew

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Tew Family Origin

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Tew Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Tew. 18% of Tew men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Tew women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tew were Gardener and Laundryman

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Hackman
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundryman

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Tew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tew 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

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Tew. For the veterans among your Tew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tew Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Tew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Tew in 1947 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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