Thew Family History

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Thew Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English thewe ‘thrall’, ‘slave’ (Old English þeow).

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


Similar surnames: Hew, Chew, Tew, New, Tye, Glew, Tyer, Rew, Then, Crew

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Thew Family Origin

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Thew Family Occupations

What did your Thew ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Thew. 38% of Thew men worked as a General Labourer and 78% of Thew women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thew were Motor Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    38%
  • Leather Dresser
    13%
  • Bus Driver
    13%
  • Motor Driver
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%

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

Thew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Thew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thew 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thew. 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 Thew. For the veterans among your Thew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thew Life Expectancy

What is the average Thew lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Thew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Thew in 1954 was 68, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thew 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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