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Newport Family History

Newport Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from one or more of the many places with this name in Buckinghamshire Cornwall Devon Essex Gloucestershire Isle of Wight Monmouthshire Shropshire Somerset or the East Yorkshire. The placenames derive from Middle English neue ‘new’ + port ‘port harbour’ also ‘market town’ (Old English nīwe port).

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

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

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Where is the Newport family from?

You can see how Newport families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newport family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newport families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 36 Newport families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Newport's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Newport families in 1911.
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What did your Newport ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Newport. 40% of Newport men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Newport women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newport were Baker and Student. .

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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
  • Electrician
  • Laborer
  • Baker

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
  • Student
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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