Belew Family History

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Belew Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant spelling of Bellew.

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

Similar surnames: Below, Bellew, Beley, Behen, Beel, Bebee, Buley, Seley, Brew, Blew

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Belew Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Belew name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Belew. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Belew Family Origin

Where is the Belew family from?

Belew Family Occupations

What did your Belew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Belew family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belew. The most common Belew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 71% of Belew's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Belew ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Belew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Belew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belew 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

There are 420 immigration records available for the last name Belew. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Belew. For the veterans among your Belew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belew Life Expectancy

What is the average Belew lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Belew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Belew in 1944 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belew ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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