Newland Family History

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Newland Name Meaning

English: topographic name, from Middle English newe ‘new’ + land ‘land’, for someone who lived by a patch of land recently brought into cultivation or recently added to the village, or a habitational name from any of a number of settlements called Newland for this reason. Translation of Scandinavian Nyland or of German Neuland and North German Nieland, from any of several habitational names from places named Neuland or Nieland(e) in Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein.

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

Similar surnames: Nieland, Nyland, Norland, Newlands, Rowland, Neeland, Dowland, Eland

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Newland Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Newland name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Newland. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Newland Family Origin

Where is the Newland family from?

Newland Family Occupations

What did your Newland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Newland. The most common Newland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Newland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Newland family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Newland ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Newland Historical Records

What Newland family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Newland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newland 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Newland. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Newland. For the veterans among your Newland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Newland Life Expectancy

What is the average Newland lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Newland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Newland in 1942 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Newland ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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