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Newey Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived at a ‘new enclosure’ (from Middle English newe + hawe or heye), or a habitational name from some minor place named with these elements (in Old English, neowe + haga). Newhay and Newhey occur several times as place names in Cheshire and Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Newby, New, Dewey, Mewes, Ney, Nebel, Bewley, Nerby, Ewer, Demey

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Where is the Newey family from?

You can see how Newey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 10 Newey families living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Newey's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Newey families in 1911.
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What did your Newey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Newey. 34% of Newey men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Newey women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newey were Farm Hand 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Hand

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Secretary
  • Laundress
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Newey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Newey. 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 Newey. For the veterans among your Newey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Newey lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Newey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Newey in 1963 was 81, and 70 in 2004.

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