Rew Name Meaning

English: variant of Rowe 1, from the Old English byform r?w, or a habitational name from places in Devon and Isle of Wight called Rew from this word. Americanized spelling of German Ruh.

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

Similar surnames: Drew, Lew, Rhew, Ree, Kew, Rey, Hew, Jew, Ren, Raw

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Rew Family Origin

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Rew Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, Annuitant and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rew. A less common occupation for the Rew family was Laundress. The most common Rew occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Rew's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Mason

  • Laundress


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Rew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Rew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rew 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rew. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Rew. For the veterans among your Rew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rew Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Rew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rew in 1941 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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