Drew Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Drew Name Meaning: This is a short form of the name 'Andrew',derived from Greek 'Andreas'.Also may have been a nickname from old french 'Dru' meaning 'favourite' lover.

The first recorded spelling of the name is that of 'Ralph Dreu',dated 1188.A known bearer was 'Edward Drew'an M.P. for 'Lyme Regis' in 1584.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Drew Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Drew family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 247
Female Servant 167
Independent 145
Labourer 76
Male Servant 63
Farmer 60
Shoe Maker 43
Carpenter 35
Ag Labourer 24
Dress Maker 21
Apprentice 19
Butcher 19
Pupil 17
Mason 14
Tailor 13
Pauper 12
Ag Lab 12
Servant 11
Mariner 11
Independant 10
Sawyer 10
Publican 9
Baker 9
Stay Maker 8
Grocer 7

Drew Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Drew 100% 54,391
2 Drewe 80% 1,532
3 Draw 75% 956
4 Durow 60% 286
5 Drow 75% 125

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