Jew Name Meaning

English: ethnic name for a Jew, from Middle English jeu ‘Jew’, Old French giu. English: from a short form of Julian. Chinese : possibly a variant of Zhou. Chinese : possibly a variant of Zhao.

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

Similar surnames: Hew, Kew, Lew, New, Rew, Low, Jen, Pew, Tew, Mew

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Jew Family Origin

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Jew Family Occupations

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In 1939, Coal Hewerbelowheavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Jew. 50% of Jew men worked as a Coal Hewerbelowheavy Worker and 68% of Jew women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jew were Gas Works Operator Heavy Worker and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Coal Hewerbelowheavy Worker
  • Gas Works Operator Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Hosiery Mender
  • Private Means

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

Jew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Jew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jew 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Jew. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jew. For the veterans among your Jew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jew Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Jew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Jew in 1948 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

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