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Newborn Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Newbourn in Suffolk or Newburn in Tyne and Wear (formerly part of Northumberland), both named with Old English niwe ‘new’ + burna ‘stream’, perhaps denoting a stream that had changed its course. Possibly an Americanized form of German Neugebo(h)ren, Neugeborn (a nickname meaning ‘newborn’).

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


Similar surnames: Mewborn, Newbern, Welborn, Newton, Newport, Newburg, Newbold, Newark

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Where is the Newborn family from?

You can see how Newborn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newborn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newborn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Newborn families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Newborn's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Newborn families in 1911.
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What did your Newborn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Newborn. 32% of Newborn men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Newborn women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newborn were Farm Operator and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farm Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Laundress
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Newborn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newborn 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 338 immigration records available for the last name Newborn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Newborn. For the veterans among your Newborn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Newborn lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Newborn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Newborn in 1944 was 32, and 66 in 2004.

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