Newingham is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once 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.
Early Origins of the Newingham family
The surname Newingham was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Newingham family
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Newingham Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Newingham family name include Newnam, Newnham, Newenham, Newengham, Newnhom, Newnom and many more.
Early Notables of the Newingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newingham family to Ireland
Some of the Newingham family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Newingham family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Newingham surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Newnom who settled in Virginia in 1648; John Newham settled in Virginia in 1653; George Newnham settled in Maine in 1654; and Thomas Newnhom settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1796..