Mew Name Meaning

from an Old English nickname m?w, meaw ‘seagull’, or the same word used as a personal name, Meawa. Compare Maw. metonymic occupational name for someone in charge of a mew, a cage for hawks and falcons, especially while moulting, from Old French mue, a derivative of muer ‘to moult’ (from Latin mutare ‘to change’).

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

Similar surnames: Maw, Kew, Lew, Dew, Hew, New, Mee, Tew, Pew, Jew

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Mew Family Origin

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Mew Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mew family was Gen Labourer. Farmer, Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mew. The most common Mew occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Mew's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Gen Labourer


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Mew Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Mew Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Mew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mew in 1953 was 23, and 84 in 2004.

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