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Origins of the Newell surname

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About the Newells

We have a total number of 64397 records for people with the last name Newell.

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Where do most Newells live?

In 1921, most Newells lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Newells

How common is your surname?

863rd most common surname in the UK

We have 51,100 records for the Newell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Newells most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

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What are the most common Newell first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Newells

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

Common Female occupations for Newells in 1921
Dressmaker

224

Laundress

201

General Servant Domestic

121

Domestic Servant

119

General Servant

85

Common Male occupations for Newells in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

290

Farm Labourer

215

General Labourer

172

Blacksmith

169

Carpenter

120

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