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Where did the English Newburg family come from? What is the English Newburg family crest and coat of arms? When did the Newburg family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Newburg family history?Today's generation of the Newburg family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Newburg family lived in Warwickshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Newburgh, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The Newburg surname is thought to be a habitational, taken on from a place name such as from Newbrough in Northumberland, which is derived from the Old English words niwe, meaning "new," and burh, meaning "fortification."
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Newburg include Newborough, Newburgh and others.
First found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newburg research. Another 219 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1267 is included under the topic Early Newburg History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Newburg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Newburgs to arrive on North American shores: E. P. Newbrough settled in San Francisco in 1850; Thomas Newberry settled in New England in 1630; John Newberry settled in New York in 1775.
The Newburg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Newburg Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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