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Newland Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English newe ‘new’ + land ‘land’ (Old English nīwe 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. Americanized form (translation into English) of Scandinavian Nyland or of German Neuland and North German Nieland from any of several habitational names from any of the places called 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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Where is the Newland family from?

You can see how Newland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newland families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 37 Newland families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Newland's in USA. New York had the highest population of Newland families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Newland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Newland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Newland. 20% of Newland men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Newland women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newland were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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