Newman Family History

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Newman Name Meaning

English: nickname for a newcomer to a place, from Middle English newe ‘new’ + man ‘man’. This form has also absorbed several European cognates with the same meaning, for example Neumann. (For other forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.)

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

Similar surnames: Snowman, Nyman, Neeman, Nieman, Newlin, Edman, Kelman, Newmann

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Newman Family Origin

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Newman Family Occupations

What did your Newman ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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

Newman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Newman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newman 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 98,000 immigration records available for the last name Newman. 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 124,000 military records available for the last name Newman. For the veterans among your Newman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Newman Life Expectancy

What is the average Newman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Newman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Newman in 1940 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Newman 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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