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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mew. 25% of Mew men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Mew women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mew were Retired and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    25%
  • Agricultural Worker
    9%
  • Gardener
    9%
  • Retired
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%

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

Mew Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Mew. For the veterans among your Mew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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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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