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Newcom Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Neukomm (see Neukam ). Possibly an altered form of English Newcomb .

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


Similar surnames: Newcome, Newcomb, Newcombe, Newsom, Newborn, Newlin, Newlon, Beckom

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Where is the Newcom family from?

You can see how Newcom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newcom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newcom families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Newcom families living in Lancashire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Newcom's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Newcom families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Newcom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Newcom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Newcom. 40% of Newcom men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Newcom women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newcom were Salesman and Proprietor. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Proprietor
    15%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Newcom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newcom 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 271 immigration records available for the last name Newcom. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 887 military records available for the last name Newcom. For the veterans among your Newcom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Newcom lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Newcom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Newcom in 1960 was 73, and 74 in 2004.

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