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Origins of the Newton surname

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What does the name Newton mean?

The Newton surname is English, and is believed to have geographic origins. It derives from someone who was from the 'new town or farmstead', and has been found in records from the 1200s to the modern day. Because of the nature of this point of origin, there are Newtons in every county and a near countless number of potential places (at least 140 have been noted) that this name could have arisen.

Alternative variations of the name Newton

Newton, Newtone, Newdon, Newtun, Nuton

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Where do most Newtons live?

In 1921, most Newtons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Newtons

How common is your surname?

132nd most common surname in the UK

We have 239,000 records for the Newton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1086.

Who were Newtons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Newtons.

What are the most common Newton first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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

Common jobs for Newtons

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

Common Female occupations for Newtons in 1921
Dressmaker

975

Cotton Weaver

705

Living On Own Means

481

Domestic Servant

460

General Servant Domestic

460

Common Male occupations for Newtons in 1921
Coal Miner

1,116

General Labourer

787

Agricultural Labourer

744

Farmer

676

Joiner

497

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