The history of the name Neimen goes back those Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a stranger or newcomer. The surname Neimen is derived from the Old English words neowe, niwe,
which all mean new,
and the word mann,
which means man.
Early Origins of the Neimen family
The surname Neimen 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 Neimen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neimen research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1663, 1636 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Neimen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Neimen Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Neimen family name include Newman, Newmen, Newmin and others.
Early Notables of the Neimen 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 Neimen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Neimen family to Ireland
Some of the Neimen family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 43 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 Neimen family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Neimen or a variant listed above: 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.
The Neimen Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ubi amor ibi fides
Motto Translation: Where there is love there is faith.