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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 1880, the most common Newman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Newman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Newman family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Newman.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

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Newman Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Newman ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Newman Life Expectancy

What is the average Newman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, 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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United States

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