Frew Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the Fords of Frew, a fortified site on the Forth river, probably so called from a British element frwd ‘current’, ‘stream’. This place was the lowest crossing point on the river Forth, and so an important strategic location in the Middle Ages.

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


Similar surnames: Drew, Free, Rew, Crew, Chew, Arel, Uren, Frey, Fries, Drey

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Frew Family Origin

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Frew Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    14%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Silk Weaver

    2%

In 1881, the most common Frew occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 14% of Frew's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Frew family was Silk Weaver. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Frew.

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Frew Historical Records

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Frew Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Frew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Frew in 1942 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Frew

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