Newark Family History

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Newark Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Newark in Cambridgeshire or Newark on Trent in Nottinghamshire, both named from Old English niwe ‘new’ + weorc ‘fortification’, ‘building’.

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

Similar surnames: Newmark, Wark, Ewart, Newborn, Seward, Hearn, Newgard, Demark, Zegar

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Newark Family Origin

Where is the Newark family from?

Newark Family Occupations

What did your Newark ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Newark family was Potter. Carpenter, Book Binder and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Newark. The most common Newark occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 10% of Newark's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Book Binder

  • Farmer

  • Potter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Newark ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Newark Historical Records

What Newark family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Newark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newark census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 801 immigration records available for the last name Newark. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Newark. For the veterans among your Newark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Newark Life Expectancy

What is the average Newark lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Newark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Newark in 1959 was 51, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Newark

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Newark ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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