The name Nuham comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a stranger or newcomer. The surname Nuham is derived from the Old English words neowe, niwe,
which all mean new,
and the word mann,
which means man.
Early Origins of the Nuham family
The surname Nuham was first found in Dorset
where they held a family seat
from early times. There are also early records of Stangrim Noueman listed in the Pipe Rolls
in 1166; Godwin Nieweman listed in the Pipe Rolls
in 1169; and Robert le Nyman in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1296. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 lists four entries for the name: Robert Niweman in Cambridgeshire; Herbert le Niweman in Oxfordshire; Matthew Neuman in Huntingdon; and John le Neuman in Bedfordshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Nuham family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nuham research.Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1663, 1636 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Nuham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nuham Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Nuham has undergone many spelling variations
, including Newman, Newmen, Newmin and others.
Early Notables of the Nuham family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Samuel Newman (1602-1663), English-born, American clergyman in colonial Massachusetts, born in Banbury, Oxfordshire
, he was prosecuted for nonconformity and emigrated... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nuham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nuham family to Ireland
Some of the Nuham 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
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nuham family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Nuham were among those contributors: Alice Newman settled in Virginia in 1638; George Newman settled in Maine in 1630; Joe Newman settled in Virginia in 1635; along with John, Mountford, Richard, Thomas, and Robert.
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)