Newton Family History

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Newton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places so named, from Old English neowe ‘new’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English place name. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

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

Similar surnames: Exton, Benton, Kenton, Norton, Elton, Ewton, Belton, Keeton, Denton

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Newton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Newton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Newton. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Newton Family Origin

Where is the Newton family from?

Newton Family Occupations

What did your Newton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Student and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Newton. The most common Newton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Newton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Newton family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Labourer

  • Laborer


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

Newton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 796,000 census records available for the last name Newton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newton 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 66,000 immigration records available for the last name Newton. 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 102,000 military records available for the last name Newton. For the veterans among your Newton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Newton Life Expectancy

What is the average Newton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Newton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Newton in 1940 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Newton 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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