New Name Meaning

English: nickname for a newcomer to an area, from Middle English newe ‘new’. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a yew tree, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atten ewe ‘at the yew’ (Old English æt ðæm eowe). German and Jewish (American): Translation of German Neu.

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

Similar surnames: Lew, Ney, Neu, Jew, Hew, Kew, Dew, Rew, Mew, Fey

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New Family Origin

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New Family Occupations

What did your New ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the New family was Farming. The most common New occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of New's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by New.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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New Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 196,000 census records available for the last name New. Like a window into their day-to-day life, New 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name New. 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 Card

There are 311,000 military records available for the last name New. For the veterans among your New ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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New Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, New life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for New in 1940 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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