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Newman Name Meaning

English: nickname for a newcomer to a place, from Middle English newe ‘new’ + man ‘man’. This form has also absorbed several European cognates with the same meaning, for example Neumann. (For other forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.)

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


Similar surnames: Snowman, Nyman, Neeman, Nieman, Newlin, Edman, Kelman, Newmann

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Newman Family Origin

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Newman Family Occupations

What did your Newman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Newman. 12% of Newman men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Newman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newman were Clerk and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Teacher
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%

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

Newman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Newman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newman 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 98,000 immigration records available for the last name Newman. 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 124,000 military records available for the last name Newman. For the veterans among your Newman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Newman Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Newman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Newman in 1940 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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