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Newark Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from one or more of the numerous places with this name such as Newark on Trent (Nottinghamshire) Newark in Peterborough (Northamptonshire) Newark Priory in Send (Surrey) The Newarke in Leicester (Leicestershire) and a lost Newark in Strood (Kent). Many of these placenames appear to have been named in the Middle English period and so derive from Middle English neue ‘new’ + werk ‘building fortification’ though some such as Newark on Trent were named in Old English (nīwe (ge)weorc) or Old Norse ( verk).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Newmark, Wark, Ewart, Newborn, Seward, Hearn, Newgard, Demark, Zegar

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Where is the Newark family from?

You can see how Newark families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newark family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newark families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 17 Newark families living in Ontario. This was about 74% of all the recorded Newark's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Newark families in 1911.
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What did your Newark ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Newark. 37% of Newark men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Newark women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newark were Manager and Ironer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Ironer
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Passenger Lists

There are 801 immigration records available for the last name Newark. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Newark. For the veterans among your Newark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Newark lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Newark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Newark in 1959 was 51, and 89 in 2004.

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