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Newhouse Surname Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name for someone who lived at a ‘new house’ (from Middle English newe + hous ‘new house’) or a habitational name from any of various minor places so called especially perhaps Newhouses in Horton Yorkshire near the border with Lancashire. Americanized form (translation into English) of Scandinavian Nyhus German and Jewish Neuhaus (topographic or habitational names) or Hungarian Újházi a habitational name for someone from any of various places called with új ‘new’ + ház ‘house’.

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


Similar surnames: Neuhaus, House, Outhouse, Greenhouse, Newsome, Barnhouse, Newham

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Where is the Newhouse family from?

You can see how Newhouse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Newhouse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Newhouse families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 124 Newhouse families living in Lancashire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Newhouse's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Newhouse families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Newhouse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Newhouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Newhouse. 23% of Newhouse men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 74% of Newhouse women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newhouse were Incapacitated and Teacher. .

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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 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
    23%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • General Farm Labourer
    12%
  • Incapacitated
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Teacher
    3%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Newhouse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Newhouse 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Newhouse. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Newhouse. For the veterans among your Newhouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Newhouse lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Newhouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Newhouse in 1946 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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