Newell Family History

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Newell Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Neville. English: variant of Noel. Irish (north County Kildare): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail ‘descendant of Tnúthgal’, a personal name composed of the elements tnúth ‘desire’, ‘envy’ + gal ‘valor’.

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


Similar surnames: Sewell, Jewell, Hewell, Oswell, Newill, Levell, Nell, Ewell, Nowell

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Newell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Newell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Newell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    21%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    3%

  • France

    3%

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Newell Family Origin

Where is the Newell family from?

Newell Family Occupations

What did your Newell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Newell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Newell's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Newell family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Newell.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%

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

Newell Historical Records

What Newell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 296,000 census records available for the last name Newell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newell 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Newell. 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 41,000 military records available for the last name Newell. For the veterans among your Newell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Newell Life Expectancy

What is the average Newell lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Newell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Newell in 1941 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Newell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Newell 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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