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Newman Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Newman Families

  • Number of Newman families
     1,350 - 2,697
     451 - 1,349
     1 - 450
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Newman families
     2,653 - 5,303
     885 - 2,652
     1 - 884
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Newman families
     28 - 54
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Newman Family Origin

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Newman Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Newman

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Newman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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