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Newhouse Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a ‘new house’, from Middle English newe + hous, or a habitational name from any of various minor places named with these elements, for example in Cheshire and West Yorkshire. Newsham in Lincolnshire was often Neuhouse in the medieval period, the modern form in -ham representing an alternative from Old English dative plural -um. Translation of Scandinavian Nyhus, German and Ashkenazic Jewish Neuhaus (topographic or habitational names), or Hungarian Újházi, a habitational name for someone from any of various places named with új ‘new’ + ház ‘house’.

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

Similar surnames: Neuhaus, House, Outhouse, Greenhouse, Newsome, Barnhouse, Newham

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Where is the Newhouse family from?

You can see how Newhouse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newhouse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newhouse families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 43 Newhouse families living in Ontario. This was about 65% of all the recorded Newhouse's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Newhouse families in 1911.
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What did your Newhouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Newhouse. 70% of Newhouse 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
  • Laborer
  • Waiter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Newhouse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newhouse 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Newhouse. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Newhouse. For the veterans among your Newhouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Newhouse lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Newhouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Newhouse in 1946 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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