Newcomb Family History

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Newcomb Name Meaning

English: nickname for a new arrival in a place, from Middle English newe-come(n) ‘recently come’, ‘just arrived’. The intrusive -b- is the result of the influence of place names ending in -combe (see Coombe). Americanized form of German Neukamm, possibly arising from a misinterpretation of its etymology as neu ‘new’ + Kamm ‘comb’ (see Neukam).

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

Similar surnames: Newcom, Newcombe, Newcome, Newsome, Newborn, Welcome, Barcomb

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Newcomb Family Origin

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Newcomb Family Occupations

What did your Newcomb ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Newcomb family was Farmer. The most common Newcomb occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Newcomb's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Newcomb.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer


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Newcomb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Newcomb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newcomb 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Newcomb. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Newcomb. For the veterans among your Newcomb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Newcomb Life Expectancy

What is the average Newcomb lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Newcomb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Newcomb in 1945 was 22, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Newcomb 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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