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Newham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Northumbria and North Yorkshire, so named from Old English neowe ‘new’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Newnham, Denham, Perham, Newhall, Needham, Derham, Mepham, Pelham

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Where is the Newham family from?

You can see how Newham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newham families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 43 Newham families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Newham's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Newham families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Newham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Newham ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Newham. 50% of Newham men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Butcher
    50%
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What Newham family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Newham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newham 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Newham. 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 Newham. For the veterans among your Newham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Newham lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Newham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Newham in 1944 was 43, and 87 in 2004.

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