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Tewes Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew ).

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


Similar surnames: Tews, Mewes, Dees, Thies, Tomes, Drewes, Rees, Toles, Kees, Mees

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Where is the Tewes family from?

You can see how Tewes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tewes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Tewes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Tewes families living in Ontario. This was about 93% of all the recorded Tewes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tewes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tewes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tewes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tewes. 23% of Tewes men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Tewes women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tewes were Proprietor and Maid. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Secretary
    20%
  • Maid
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Tewes lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Tewes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tewes in 1948 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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