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Newsome Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): habitational name from a place named with the Old English phrase (æt ð?m) neowan husum ‘(at the) new houses’. This and some of the variants listed below are common as place names in northern England. In the form Newsom, the surname is also established in Ireland, being the name of a Quaker family in County Cork.

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


Similar surnames: Ledsome, Newhouse, Newcomb, Newton, Newborn, Welcome, Newham, Nelson

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Newsome Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Newsome name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    8%

  • Benin/Togo

    7%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

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Newsome Family Origin

Where is the Newsome family from?

Newsome Family Occupations

What did your Newsome ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, farmer, Clerk and Coml. Traveler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Newsome. The most common Newsome occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Newsome's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Newsome family was Maltster.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Clerk

    14%
  • Coml. Traveler

    14%
  • Maltster

    14%

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

Newsome Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Newsome. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newsome 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Newsome. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Newsome. For the veterans among your Newsome ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Newsome Life Expectancy

What is the average Newsome lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Newsome life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Newsome in 1942 was 46, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Newsome 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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