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Newlin Name Meaning

English: from the Old French personal name Nevelon, continental Germanic Neveling, Nivelung (see Niebling). English: possibly a habitational name from East Newlyn, Cornwall, which takes its name from the patron saint of the church there, Niwelina. Probably an Americanized form of German Neuling, a nickname for a newcomer or inexperienced person, from Middle Low German nilinge ‘newly’, ‘recent’. Americanized form of Norwegian and Swedish Nylund.

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


Similar surnames: Lewin, Newlon, Newlun, Helin, Merlin, Bellin, Newland, Yellin, Serlin

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Where is the Newlin family from?

You can see how Newlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Newlin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Newlin families living in New Brunswick. This was about 50% of all the recorded Newlin's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Newlin families in 1911.
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What did your Newlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Newlin. 20% of Newlin men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Newlin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newlin were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Newlin. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Newlin. For the veterans among your Newlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Newlin lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Newlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Newlin in 1949 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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