Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a new person in town; a person who had just arrived to live in the area. The name McNew is derived from the Old English elements niwe, which means new, and cumen, which means come. The name is therefore transliterated as "newly come." Nickname surnames were frequently the result of a spontaneous reaction to a particular occasion or event.
Early Origins of the McNew family
Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the McNew family
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McNew 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 McNew has undergone many spelling variations, including Newcombe, Newcom, Newcomb, Newcome, Newcomen and others.
Early Notables of the McNew family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McNew family to Ireland
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Migration of the McNew 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 McNew were among those contributors:
McNew Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name McNew (post 1700)
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