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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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Where is the Newton family from?

You can see how Newton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 865 Newton families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Newton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Newton families in 1911.
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What did your Newton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Newton. 28% of Newton men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Newton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newton were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    28%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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