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The name Kew comes from one of the family having worked as a person who worked as the cook. The surname was originally derived from the Old French terms queu, keu, kieu, cu, which denoted the cook or someone who operated an eating house.

Kew Early Origins



The surname Kew was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Kew Spelling Variations


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Kew Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kew have been found, including: Kew and others.

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Kew Early History


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Kew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kew research. Another 342 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1296, and 1305 are included under the topic Early Kew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kew Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kew Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Kew, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Kew Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dorothy Kew, who arrived in Virginia in 1655
  • Robert Kew settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Nicholas Kew settled in Antigua in 1679
  • Anne Kew with her husband and servants settled in Barbados in 1680

Kew Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Kew, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • Peter Kew arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Kew, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
  • Sarah Ann Kew, aged 17, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

Kew Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Kew, aged 32, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Mary Kew, aged 28, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kew (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kew (post 1700)



  • Alex Kew (b. 1986), English actor, musician and singer-songwriter
  • Gordon Cecil Kew (b. 1930), English former football referee

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Kew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kew Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 8 January 2015 at 12:49.

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