When Amelia Frances Newman was born in 1822, in Virginia, United States, her father, Walter Newman Jr., was 40 and her mother, Eleanor Simpson Booten, was 30. She married Allen Pryor on 15 January 1848, in Mason, Mason, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 29 August 1899, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in El Dorado Springs Cemetery, Box Township, Cedar, Missouri, United States.
English (southern): nickname from Middle English newe ‘new’ (i.e. newly arrived or newly appointed) + man ‘man’ (Old English nīwe + mann).
Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘new man, newcomer’, for example German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Neumann , Swedish Nyman , Polish Nowak , Czech or Slovak Novák, Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Novak .