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Newsome Family History

Newsome Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): from one or more of the many north-country places of this name in Durham Lancashire Northumberland and Yorkshire. The placenames derive from Old English nīwe ‘new’ + hūs ‘house’ (dative plural hūsum); (æt thǣm) nīwe hūsum ‘(at the) new houses’.

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

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

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Where is the Newsome family from?

You can see how Newsome families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newsome family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newsome families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 61 Newsome families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Newsome's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Newsome families in 1911.
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What did your Newsome ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Newsome. 50% of Newsome men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Newsome women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newsome were Plumber and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Painter
  • Plumber

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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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 Lists

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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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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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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