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Newby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in northern England named with Old English nīwe ‘new’ (Middle English newe) + Old Norse ‘village settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Newey, Nerby, Nesby, Welby, Denby, Selby, Beeby, New, Nasby, Melby

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Where is the Newby family from?

You can see how Newby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 31 Newby families living in Virginia. This was about 21% of all the recorded Newby's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Newby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Newby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Newby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Newby. 22% of Newby men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Newby women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newby were Farming and Housework. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 103,000 census records available for the last name Newby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newby 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Newby. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Newby. For the veterans among your Newby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Newby lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Newby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Newby in 1952 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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