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Where did the English Newbury family come from? What is the English Newbury family crest and coat of arms? When did the Newbury family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Newbury family history?The Newbury surname is a habitational name from any of the many places called Newbury, such as Newbury in Berkshire. These place names are derived from the Old English elements "ne-owe," meaning "new," and "burh," meaning "fortified town."
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Newbury has been recorded under many different variations, including Newbery, Newberry, Newbury and others.
First found in Berkshire, where the first on record was Godwin de Neweberia listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1190.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newbury research. Another 126 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1279, 1327, 1377, 1519, 1713, and 1767 are included under the topic Early Newbury History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 108 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Newbury Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Newbury or a variant listed above:
Newbury Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Newbury Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Newbury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Newbury 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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