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Newton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places so named, from Old English neowe ‘new’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English place name. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

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


Similar surnames: Exton, Benton, Kenton, Norton, Elton, Ewton, Belton, Keeton, Denton

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Newton Family Origin

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Newton Family Occupations

What did your Newton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Newton. 7% of Newton men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Newton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newton were Farmer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Farmer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%

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

Newton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 796,000 census records available for the last name Newton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newton 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 66,000 immigration records available for the last name Newton. 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 102,000 military records available for the last name Newton. For the veterans among your Newton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Newton Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Newton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Newton in 1940 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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