Tew Name Meaning

Welsh: nickname for a fat man, from tew ‘plump’. English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire (Great, Little and Duns Tew), named with an Old English tiewe ‘row’, ‘ridge’. The surname has been established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Dew, Kew, Lew, New, Rew, Hew, Thew, Pew, Mew, Jew

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Tew Family Origin

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Tew Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Tew occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Tew's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Tew family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tew.

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Tew Historical Records

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Tew Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Tew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Tew in 1947 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tew

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