Newnham Family History

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Newnham Name Meaning

English: habitational name of the same etymology as Newham. The middle -n- comes from the weak dative form, neowan of Old English neowe, originally used after a preposition. There are places named Newnham in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire.

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


Similar surnames: Newham, Newingham, Downham, Burnham, Denham, Needham, Benham, Derham

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Newnham Family Origin

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Newnham Family Occupations

What did your Newnham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laboring were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Newnham. A less common occupation for the Newnham family was Lawyer. The most common Newnham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Newnham's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Laboring

    10%
  • Lawyer

    10%

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

Newnham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Newnham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newnham 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Newnham. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Newnham. For the veterans among your Newnham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Newnham Life Expectancy

What is the average Newnham lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Newnham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Newnham in 1951 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Newnham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Newnham 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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