Neway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the Neway surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived near a yew tree. Neway is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. In this case, the surname Neway comes from the Old English phrase, atten ew, which means, at the yew tree. The surname Neway may also derive from the Old English word newe, which means new. This may have been a name given to newcomers to an area, and as such, it would have been a nickname surname. 
Alternatively, the name could have been for someone who lived near a yew tree, from the Old English word eow. 
Early Origins of the Neway family
The surname Neway was first found in Cambridgeshire where Richard le Newe was first listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls also lists Robert le Newe in Wiltshire; and Simon le Neue in Bedfordshire. 
The Feet of Fines of Warwickshire lists William le Neuwe there in 1221 and the Feet of Fines for Cambridgeshire lists Walter le New in 1234. John atte Newe was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset in 1327. 
Kirby's Quest lists Richard le Nywe in Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first year of Edward III's reign.) 
Newe House, a manor house in the village of Pakenham, Suffolk remains today as it was built in 1622 by Sir Robert Bright. Castle Newe was a mansion house, situated in Aberdeenshire, built in 1831 by Archibald Simpson.
Early History of the Neway family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neway research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1234, 1273 and 1886 are included under the topic Early Neway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Neway Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Neway include Newe, New, News, Newes, Nuce and others.
Early Notables of the Neway family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Neway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Neway family to Ireland
Some of the Neway 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 Neway family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Richard New who settled in Virginia in 1638; followed by Thomas and Elizabeth New in 1670; John New settled in the Bahamas in 1660; James New, with his wife and six children, settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1769.
Related Stories +
- ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.