Nebeker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Nebeker surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of the various places in northern England, derived from the Middle English words "newe," meaning "new," and "by," meaning "farm," or "settlement."
Early Origins of the Nebeker family
The surname Nebeker was first found in Yorkshire 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 Nebeker family
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Nebeker Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Nebeker are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Nebeker include: Newby, Newbee, Newbeigh, Newbey and others.
Early Notables of the Nebeker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nebeker family to Ireland
Some of the Nebeker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 46 words (3 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 Nebeker family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Nebeker or a variant listed above: William Newby, who settled in New England in 1634; Henry Newby, who arrived in Virginia in 1634; John Newby, who settled in Virginia in 1643; Robert Newby, who came to Virginia in 1656.
Contemporary Notables of the name Nebeker (post 1700) +
- Royal Gray Nebeker (1945-2014), American painter and print maker
- Frank Q. Nebeker, American jurist, former judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- Aquila Nebeker (1859-1933), American politician, President of the Utah Senate
- Mrs. Mark Nebeker, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1928 
- Enos L. Nebeker, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1908 
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