Newnham Family History

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Newnham Name Meaning

English: habitational name of the same etymology as Newham. The middle -n- comes from the weak dative form, neowan of Old English neowe, originally used after a preposition. There are places named Newnham in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire.

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

Similar surnames: Newham, Newingham, Downham, Burnham, Denham, Needham, Benham, Derham

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Newnham Family Origin

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Newnham Family Occupations

What did your Newnham ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Newnham. 3% of Newnham men worked as a Gardener and 53% of Newnham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newnham were Farmworker and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener
  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farmworker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated

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

Newnham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Newnham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newnham 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Newnham. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Newnham. For the veterans among your Newnham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Newnham Life Expectancy

What is the average Newnham lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Newnham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Newnham in 1951 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Newnham

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