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Where did the English Newton family come from? What is the English Newton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Newton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Newton family history?Newton is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Newton family lived in Cheshire, at Newton. The surname Newton was originally derived from the Old English words, neowe, meaning new, and tun, meaning enclosure or settlement.
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Newton family name include Newton, Newdon and others.
First found in Cheshire 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 Newton research. Another 317 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1374, 1543, 1661, 1626, 1699, 1660, 1642 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Newton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the Newton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Newton family to immigrate North America:
Newton Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Newton Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Newton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Newton Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Huic habeo non tibi
Motto Translation: I hold it for him, not for thee.
The Newton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Newton 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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