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The name McNew comes from the ancient 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.

McNew Early Origins



The surname McNew was first found in 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.

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McNew Spelling Variations


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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.

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McNew Early History


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McNew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McNew research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1610, 1669, 1627 and 1695 are included under the topic Early McNew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McNew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McNew Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McNew Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McNew In Ireland


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McNew In Ireland



Some of the McNew 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

  • Blanche B. McNew, aged 43, arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Minnehaha" from London, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN1C-4ZC : 6 December 2014), Blanche B. McNew, 06 Oct 1913; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Minnehaha, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Helen Mc New, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Carna" from Cap Haitien, Haiti [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN32-B2P : 6 December 2014), Helen M c. New, 27 Jul 1923; citing departure port Cap Haitien, Haiti, arrival port New York, ship name Carna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name McNew (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McNew (post 1700)



  • James McNew, American musician, best known as the bass player for the rock band Yo La Tengo

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Citations


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN1C-4ZC : 6 December 2014), Blanche B. McNew, 06 Oct 1913; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Minnehaha, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN32-B2P : 6 December 2014), Helen Mc. New, 27 Jul 1923; citing departure port Cap Haitien, Haiti, arrival port New York, ship name Carna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The McNew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McNew 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.

This page was last modified on 15 October 2016 at 12:58.

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