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The NEWMAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 100,491 273 0.037 372
United States (1880 census) 22,126 233 0.044 443
Change since 1880 +78365 -40 -0.007 -71
Other Countries
Australia 7,383 172 0.045 452
United Kingdom 30,063 165 0.065 655
Top States for NEWMAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 8,286 369 0.024 245
Florida 7,066 233 0.044 442
Texas 6,926 342 0.033 332
New York 6,021 223 0.032 317
Ohio 4,719 225 0.042 416
Top States for NEWMAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 3,674 210 0.065 646
Mississippi 1,449 275 0.051 509
Washington DC 290 179 0.051 507
Virginia 3,567 213 0.050 504
Alabama 2,180 299 0.049 490


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called NEWMAN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called NEWMAN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called NEWMAN in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a NEWMAN by picking someone at random in Tennessee than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of NEWMAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the NEWMAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the NEWMAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of NEWMAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 653 0.65
Asian/Pacific 492 0.49
White (Caucasian) 85,387 84.97
Black/African American 10,622 10.57
Mixed Race 1,648 1.64
White (Hispanic) 1,688 1.68

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the NEWMAN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of NEWMAN in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of NEWMAN.

Similar names to NEWMAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NEWMAN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for NEWMAN

The following words are slight variants of NEWMAN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.