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Neu Family History

Neu Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a newcomer to an area, from Middle High German niu(we), German neu ‘new’.

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


Similar surnames: New, Ney, Leu, Lau, Beu, Fey, Nau, Hau, Len, Lu

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Where is the Neu family from?

You can see how Neu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neu family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Neu families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 68 Neu families living in Ohio. This was about 22% of all the recorded Neu's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Neu families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Neu surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Neu ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Neu. 33% of Neu men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Neu women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neu were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Neu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neu census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Neu. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 42,000 military records available for the last name Neu. For the veterans among your Neu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neu lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Neu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Neu in 1952 was 67, and 83 in 2004.

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