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Origins of the Drew surname

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We have a total number of 94954 records for people with the last name Drew.

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Alternative variations of the name Drew

Drew, Drewe, Drews, Druw, Driew

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Where do most Drews live?

In 1921, most Drews lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Drews

How common is your surname?

572nd most common surname in the UK

We have 80,000 records for the Drew surname. The oldest one dates back to 1509.

Who were Drews most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Williamses

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What are the most common Drew first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Drew family members

Common jobs for Drews

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Drews in 1921
Dressmaker

365

Laundress

268

Domestic Servant

223

General Servant Domestic

211

Living On Own Means

153

Common Male occupations for Drews in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

497

General Labourer

281

Carpenter

271

Farm Labourer

259

Farmer

199

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