Newby Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Newby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places in northern England named with the Middle English elements newe ‘new’ + by ‘farm’, ‘settlement’ (of Old Norse origin).

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

Similar surnames: Newey, Nerby, Nesby, Welby, Denby, Selby, Beeby, New, Nasby, Melby

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Newby Family Origin

Where is the Newby family from?

Newby Family Occupations

What did your Newby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Newby. A less common occupation for the Newby family was Iron Miner. The most common Newby occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Newby's were Farmers.

View Census data for Newby | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Iron Miner


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

Newby Historical Records

What Newby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 103,000 census records available for the last name Newby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Newby

Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Newby. 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.

View all Newby immigration records

Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Newby. For the veterans among your Newby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Newby military records

You've only scratched the surface of Newby family history.

Newby Life Expectancy

What is the average Newby lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Newby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Newby in 1952 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Newby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Newby 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.

Look up another name