Hew Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Hugh. This was at one time the usual form of the personal name in Scotland. English: status name for a domestic servant, Middle English hewe, a singular form derived from a plural noun hewen (Old English hiwan) ‘members of a household’, ‘domestic servants’.

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

Similar surnames: Haw, Jew, Chew, Kew, Thew, Lew, New, Rew, Hey, Mew

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Hew Family Origin

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Hew Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hew. 92% of Hew women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Land Worker

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

Hew Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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

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Hew Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Hew in 1963 was 76, and 65 in 2004.

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