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