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."
Early Origins of the Rhew family
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
Early History of the Rhew family
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Rhew Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rew, Rewe, Rue, Rowe, Rhue, Rhew, Rhewe and others.
Early Notables of the Rhew family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rhew family to the New World and Oceana
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.