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The roots of the surname Rhew come from the Old English term "raw," meaning "row"; the surname indicates a "dweller in the row of houses or in the street."

Rhew Early Origins



The surname Rhew was first found in the county of Cornwall; the first known bearer of the name was Robert ate Rewe, who appears in records dated 1297. There is also a parish called Rewe, located in Devon; this parish was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.

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Rhew Spelling Variations


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Rhew Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rew, Rewe, Rue, Rowe, Rhue, Rhew, Rhewe and others.

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Rhew Early History


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Rhew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rhew research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1327, 1492, 1650, 1858 and 1929 are included under the topic Early Rhew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rhew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rhew Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rhew 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Rue, who settled in Maryland in 1671; John Petty Rew, a Protestant who immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina in 1764; Joshua Rue, who was documented as a runaway servant, convict, or apprentice in Maryland in 1772.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Rhew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rhew 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 3 July 2014 at 14:47.

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