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Meaning and Origin of: Newman

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Newcomer

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : nickname for a newcomer to a place, from Middle English newe ‘new’ + man ‘man’. This form has also absorbed several European cognates with the same meaning, for example Neumann. (For other forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.)

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