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Newberry Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places called Newbury named with the Old English elements nēowe ‘new’ + burh ‘fortress fortified town’ (see Newbury ). English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Le Neubourg in Eure France.

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

Similar surnames: Berry, Rowberry, Dewberry, Newey, Newby, Newborn, Yarberry, Mayberry

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Where is the Newberry family from?

You can see how Newberry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newberry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newberry families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 190 Newberry families living in London. This was about 18% of all the recorded Newberry's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Newberry families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Newberry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Newberry ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Newberry. 11% of Newberry men worked as a General Labourer and 78% of Newberry women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newberry were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Newberry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newberry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Newberry. 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 Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Newberry. For the veterans among your Newberry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Newberry lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Newberry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Newberry in 1945 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

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