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Newnam Family History

Newnam Name Meaning

English: variant of Newnham.

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


Similar surnames: Newnum, Newnham, Newham, Newsum, Newsham, Newsom, Burnam, Mecham

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Where is the Newnam family from?

You can see how Newnam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newnam family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newnam families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 41 Newnam families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Newnam's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Newnam families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Newnam surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Newnam ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Newnam. 37% of Newnam men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Newnam women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newnam were Waterman and Housekeeper. .

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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
    37%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Waterman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Mill Worker
    25%
  • Looper
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Newnam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newnam 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 200 immigration records available for the last name Newnam. 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 882 military records available for the last name Newnam. For the veterans among your Newnam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Newnam lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Newnam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Newnam in 1959 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

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