Shew Family History

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Shew Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Probably also an Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Schuh.

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

Similar surnames: Show, Sher, Shaw, Rhew, Shen, Brew, Shoen, Shein, Shelp, Trew

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Shew Family Origin

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Shew Family Occupations

What did your Shew ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Printers Machine Manager and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Shew. 3% of Shew men worked as a Printers Machine Manager and 46% of Shew women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shew were Backing Up Wood Machine (a V and Cook General

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Printers Machine Manager
  • Assistant Engineer Minist Of Transport Roads Departm
  • Assistant Engineer Ministry Of Transport Roads Department
  • Backing Up Wood Machine (a V

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • House Duties
  • Cook General

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

Shew Historical Records

What Shew family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Shew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shew 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Shew. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Shew. For the veterans among your Shew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shew Life Expectancy

What is the average Shew lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Shew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Shew in 1948 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shew 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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