New Name Meaning

English: nickname for a newcomer to an area, from Middle English newe ‘new’. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a yew tree, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atten ewe ‘at the yew’ (Old English æt ðæm eowe). German and Jewish (American): Translation of German Neu.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Lew, Ney, Neu, Jew, Hew, Kew, Dew, Rew, Mew, Fey

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New Family Origin

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New Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Gardener

    2%
  • Laundress

    2%

In 1881, the most common New occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of New's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by New. A less common occupation for the New family was Laundress.

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, New life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for New in 1940 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for New

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