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Newnham Surname Meaning

English (West Midlands): variant of Newnam .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Newham, Newingham, Downham, Burnham, Denham, Needham, Benham, Derham

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Where is the Newnham family from?

You can see how Newnham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newnham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Newnham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 31 Newnham families living in Ontario. This was about 76% of all the recorded Newnham's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Newnham families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Newnham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Newnham ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Newnham. 100% of Newnham men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Newnham women worked as a Servant. .

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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
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
    50%
  • Student
    50%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Newnham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newnham 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 Newnham. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Newnham. For the veterans among your Newnham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Newnham lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Newnham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Newnham in 1951 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

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