Newton Surname History

The name Newton arrived in England after 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.

Early Origins of the Newton family

The surname Newton was first found in Cheshire at Wilmslow, a parish, in the union of Altrincham, hundred of Macclesfield. "In the north chapel [of Wilmslow church] are two altar-tombs sunk in the wall, on which are figures representing the Newtons of Newton and Pownall." [1] We must take a moment to explore the hamlet of Woolsthorpe in Lincolnshire. "This is an ancient hamlet, consisting of a few farmhouses and thatched cottages, with the old manor-house, in which the immortal Sir Isaac Newton was born, on Christmas-day, 1642. His father, John Newton, Esq., was lord of the manor. Great care is taken for the preservation of the house; and when it was repaired, in 1798, a tablet of white marble, commemorating the philosopher's birth, was put up in the chamber where the event took place." [1]

Important Dates for the Newton family

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Newton Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Newton, Newdon and others.

Early Notables of the Newton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Newton family to Ireland

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Newton migration to the United States

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Newton or a variant listed above:

Newton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Helen Newton, who settled in Virginia in 1621
  • Eleanor Newton, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623 [2]
  • Elinor Newton, aged 25, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623 [2]
  • Ellen Newton, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623 [2]
  • Francis Newton, who landed in Virginia in 1628 [2]
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Newton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Edward Newton, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [2]
  • Henry Newton, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [2]
  • Robert Newton, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [2]
  • Geo Newton, who arrived in Virginia in 1706 [2]
  • Nathaniel Newton, who landed in Virginia in 1711 [2]
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Newton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anthony Newton, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1802 [2]
  • Isaac Newton, who arrived in Maryland in 1812 [2]
  • Joseph Newton, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [2]
  • G N Newton, aged 40, who landed in Key West, Fla in 1845 [2]
  • Joseph B Newton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]
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Newton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Helen Newton, who landed in Arkansas in 1901 [2]

Newton migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Newton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Newton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Peter Newton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Newton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Eliz Newton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Mathew Newton, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1775
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Newton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mary Newton, aged 60, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Pacific" from Liverpool, England
  • L Newton, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862
  • Caroline Newton, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Newton migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Newton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Stanwick Newton, English convict from Durham, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • Thomas Newton, a candle-maker, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Newton, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Gamaleil Newton, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • William Newton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [6]
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Newton migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Newton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Andrew James Newton, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Artemesia" in 1854
  • A. Newton, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Artemesia" in 1854
  • S. Newton, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Artemesia" in 1854
  • Miss Frances Newton, (b. 1855), aged Infant, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd July 1856 [7]
  • Mr. Robert Newton, (b. 1816), aged 40, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd July 1856 [7]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Newton (post 1700)

  • Sir Isaac Newton PRS (1642-1726), English physicist and mathematician, one of the most important scientists in the history of mankind
  • Wayne F. Newton (b. 1942), born Carson Wayne Newton, American singer and entertainer [8]
  • Mrs. Melanie Thandiwe Newton O.B.E., (b. 1972), born in Westminster, London, England, English Actress, staring in many American and British films including Mission Impossible 2, The pursuit of Happyness as well as Run Fatboy Run, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Film and to charity [9]
  • Charles Martin Newton (1930-2018), American basketball player, coach and administrator, inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000
  • Nigel Newton (b. 1955), American-born British publisher, founder and chief executive of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., son of Peter Leigh Newton
  • Peter Leigh Newton (1926-2008), English-born, American winemaker, founder of Sterling Vineyards and Newton Vineyard, father of Nigel Newton
  • Joe Newton (1929-2017), American high school cross country and track coach at York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • Dominic Newton (1977-2015), known by his stage name The Jacka, an American rapper who was fatally shot by an unidentified gunman in Oakland
  • Francis Newton (1874-1946), American sliver and bronze Olympic medalist for golf at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Arthur Newton (1883-1950), American Olympian who won gold and two bronze medals at the 1904 games
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Historic Events for the Newton family

Empress of Ireland
  • Miss Jane Newton (1861-1914), American Second Class Passenger from Antler, North Dakota, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [10]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Peter Goodwin Newton, British Lieutenant Commander, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [11]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Douglas Newton, British Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [12]

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ Wayne Newton. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Wayne Newton. Retrieved from http://www.waynenewton.com/
  9. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  10. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  11. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  12. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
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