The surname Depew was first found in Ile-de-France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Paris and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.
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Alfred DePew, American-born, Canadian resident short story writer, and journalist, recipient of the 1990 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and the 1988 Artist Fellows Maine Arts Commission Award
Chauncey Mitchell Depew (1834-1928), American attorney for Cornelius Vanderbilt 's railroad interests, President of the New York Central Railroad, eponym of Depew, New York and Depew, Oklahoma
Robert Depew (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
Joseph Depew (1912-1988), American television director and producer and actor
Pierre H. DePew, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rockland County, 1922; Defeated, 1922; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944 
Milton E. Depew, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Oakland County 1st District, 1916; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1928 
Joel Depew, American politician, Mayor of Bloomington, Illinois, 1864 
James R. DePew, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960 
Daniel D. Depew, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Bergen County, 1854-56 
Chauncey Mitchell Depew (1834-1928), American Republican politician, Secretary of State of New York, 1864-65; U.S. Senator from New York, 1899-1911