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Mewes Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of the personal name Bartholomäus (see Bartholomew). English: habitational name from Meaux (pronounced ‘Myoos’) in Humberside, formerly in East Yorkshire. This was named in Old Norse as ‘sandbank pool’, from melr ‘sandbank’, ‘sandhill’ + sær ‘sea’, ‘lake’, and subsequently assimilated by folk etymology to a French place name.

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


Similar surnames: Hees, Mees, Bowes, Tewes, Lees, Kees, Remes, Mele, Maves, Rees

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Mewes Family Origin

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Mewes Family Occupations

What did your Mewes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Stoneman Below and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mewes. 3% of Mewes men worked as a Colliery Stoneman Below and 54% of Mewes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mewes were Assistant Buyer Oriental Carpets and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Stoneman Below
    3%
  • heavy W
    2%
  • Aircraft Fitter
    2%
  • Assistant Buyer Oriental Carpets
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    54%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Shop Assistant
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%

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

Mewes Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mewes. For the veterans among your Mewes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mewes Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mewes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mewes in 1943 was 41, and 85 in 2004.

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