Neu History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Neu simply means "new." It is likely that the name was first given as a nickname to a newcomer to an area, and was passed down as a hereditary surname to the original bearer's descendants.

Early Origins of the Neu family

The surname Neu was first found in various regions of Germany. Due to its nickname origins, it is likely that the name emerged independently as a surname in many different places, creating several original branches of the Neu family, each of which played an important role in the development of medieval society.

Early History of the Neu family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neu research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1577, 1647, 1704, 1727, and 1767 are included under the topic Early Neu History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Neu Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Neu, Ney, Neye, Neyge, Nige, Nue and others.

Early Notables of the Neu family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neu Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Neu migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Neu Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Valentin Neu, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • Johann Michel Neu, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • John Michel Neu, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Johann Nickel Neu, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Johan Peter Neu, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Neu Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Neu, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Heinr Neu, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Heinrich Neu, who arrived in North America in 1856 [1]
  • Christian, I Neu, aged 17, who arrived in North America in 1856 [1]
  • Christian, II Neu, aged 6, who landed in North America in 1856 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Neu (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Alan Neu (1933-2015), American Republican politician and lawyer, 40th Lieutenant Governor of Iowa from 1973 to 1979 [2]
  • Michael David Neu (1978-2003), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 2003 to 2004
  • Otto Adam Neu (1894-1932), American Major League Baseball shortstop
  • James A. "Jim" Neu (1943-2010), American playwright
  • Paul Neu (b. 1969), American professional wrestler
  • Harold Nicholas Neu (b. 1908), well-known American physician
  • John L. Neu, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008 [3]
  • Arthur A. Neu, American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State Senate 14th District; Elected 1970; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1973-78 [3]
  • Aloys J. Neu, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Pernambuco, 1932 [3]
  • Walther Neu (b. 1906), famous German painter


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, January 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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