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Origins of the New surname

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About the News

We have a total number of 32534 records for people with the last name New.

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Where do most News live?

In 1921, most News lived in London.


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Interesting facts about News

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 28,900 records for the New surname. The oldest one dates back to 1086.

Who were News most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Mc News

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married News.

What are the most common New first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of New family members

Common jobs for News

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for News in 1921
Dressmaker

163

Laundress

115

Domestic Servant

82

General Servant Domestic

82

Living On Own Means

63

Common Male occupations for News in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

219

General Labourer

127

Gardener

94

Carpenter

89

Mate

89

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