Newport Family History

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Newport Name Meaning

Southern English: habitational name from any of several places so called, from Old English neowe ‘new’ + port ‘market town’ (see Port 2).

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

Similar surnames: Newborn, Allport, Port, Newbold, Newsome, Newburn, Ewart, Newburg

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Newport Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Newport name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Newport. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Newport Family Origin

Where is the Newport family from?

Newport Family Occupations

What did your Newport ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Artist, Carpenter and Carriage Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Newport. The most common Newport occupation in Canada was Artist. 10% of Newport's were Artists. A less common occupation for the Newport family was Carriage Maker.

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  • Artist

  • Carpenter

  • Carriage Builder

  • Carriage Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Newport ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Newport Historical Records

What Newport family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Newport. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newport census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Newport. 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 Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Newport. For the veterans among your Newport ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Newport Life Expectancy

What is the average Newport lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Newport life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Newport in 1943 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Newport

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Newport ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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