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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.

Neu Early Origins



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.

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Neu Spelling Variations


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Neu Spelling Variations



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

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Neu Early History


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Neu Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neu research. Another 157 words (11 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.

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Neu Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neu Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Johann Michel Neu, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • John Michel Neu, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Johann Nickel Neu, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Johan Peter Neu, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • ... (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
  • Heinr Neu, who landed in America in 1854
  • Heinrich Neu, who arrived in North America in 1856
  • Christian, I Neu, aged 17, arrived in North America in 1856
  • Christian, II Neu, aged 6, landed in North America in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Neu (post 1700)


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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
  • 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
  • John L. Neu, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
  • Arthur A. Neu, American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State Senate 14th District; Elected 1970; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1973-78
  • Aloys J. Neu, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Pernambuco, 1932
  • Harold Nicholas Neu (b. 1908), well-known American physician
  • Walther Neu (b. 1906), famous German painter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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    The Neu Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neu 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 18 January 2016 at 11:02.

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