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Newton Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places in England and Scotland so named from Old English nīwe ‘new’ + tūn ‘farmstead settlement’ or Middle English neue ‘new’ + toun ‘settlement town’. According to Ekwall this is the commonest English placename. For this reason the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

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


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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 4,163 Newton families living in Lancashire. This was about 17% of all the recorded Newton's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Newton families in 1891.
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What did your Newton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Newton. 7% of Newton men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Newton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Newton were Farmer and Private Means. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Farmer
    2%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
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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 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 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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