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Where did the English Newsome family come from? What is the English Newsome family crest and coat of arms? When did the Newsome family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Newsome family history?The origins of the Newsome name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Newsome was originally derived from a family having lived in one of the various places called Newsham, Newsam, or Newsholme. These names are common in the north of England and all mean at the new houses. The surname Newsome belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The surname Newsome belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The name is derived from the Old English words niwe + hus which are an earlier form of niwum or husum which means "place at the new houses". 
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Newsome include Newsham, Newsam, Newsone, Newson, Newsholme, Newsun and many more.
First found in West Yorkshire where the village of Newsome can still be found today, located about 1 mile south of Huddersfield. Newsholme is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire and a township named Newsholm is found in the parish of Gisburne, near Clitheroe in the West Rising of Yorkshire. There are numerous entries in the Domesday Book using the spellings: Neuhusum, Newhusum, Neuhuse, Neuhuse and others 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newsome research. Another 255 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1721 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Newsome History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Newsome Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Newsome family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 118 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Newsome Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Newsome Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Newsome Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Newsome 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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