Kew Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a cook, Anglo-Norman French k(i)eu (from Latin coquus). English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Caieu, a lost place near Boulogne in Northern France. English: habitational name from a place in Middlesex, now part of Greater London, probably named with Old English c?g ‘key’, ‘projection’ + hoh ‘spur of land’. Irish: Ulster variant of McHugh.

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

Similar surnames: Ken, Lew, Dew, Jew, Mew, Hew, Tew, New, Rew, Pew

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Kew Family Origin

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Kew Family Occupations

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In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kew. 10% of Kew men worked as a Builders Labourer and 75% of Kew women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kew were Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Farmworker
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Kew Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Kew Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kew in 1958 was 56, and 18 in 2004.

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