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Origin and popularity of the name HEW

Origin

Hew : 1: English: variant of Hugh. This was at one time the usual form of the personal name in Scotland.2: English: occupational name from Middle English hewe ‘domestic servant’ a back formation from Middle English hewen ‘members of a household domestics’ (Old English hīwan).3: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 邱 and 丘 possibly based on their Hakka pronunciations see Qiu 1 and 2.4: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 侯 possibly based on its Hakka pronunciation see Hou 1.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 403 individuals with the name HEW on Geneanet.

 

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    (77 individuals)
    guyrobbins
    (34 individuals)
    grockwood
    (11 individuals)

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