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Where did the English Newnham family come from? What is the English Newnham family crest and coat of arms? When did the Newnham family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Newnham family history?Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Newnham is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in one of several places called Newnham throughout England. The place-name is derived from the Old English elements niwe, which means new, and ham, which means farm or village.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Newnham has been spelled many different ways, including Newnam, Newnham, Newenham, Newengham, Newnhom, Newnom and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newnham research. Another 244 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1400 is included under the topic Early Newnham History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Newnham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Newnham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Newnhams to arrive in North America:
Newnham Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Newnham Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Newnham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Newnham 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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