Renfrew Family History

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Renfrew Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Renfrew near Glasgow, named with a British term cognate with Welsh rhyn frwd ‘point of current’.

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


Similar surnames: Frew, Renfrow, Rentfrow, Renfro, Renshaw, Renfroe, Rehrer, Benfer

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Renfrew Family Origin

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Renfrew Family Occupations

What did your Renfrew ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Renfrew family was Dyer. The most common Renfrew occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Renfrew's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Renfrew.

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Cotton Weaver

    2%
  • Dyer

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Renfrew ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Renfrew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Renfrew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Renfrew 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Renfrew. 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 Renfrew. For the veterans among your Renfrew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Renfrew Life Expectancy

What is the average Renfrew lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Renfrew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Renfrew in 1943 was 41, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Renfrew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Renfrew ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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