The Newbay surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of the various places in northern England
, derived from the Middle English words "newe," meaning "new," and "by," meaning "farm," or "settlement."
Early Origins of the Newbay family
The surname Newbay was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Newbay family
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Newbay Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Newbay has been recorded under many different variations, including Newby, Newbee, Newbeigh, Newbey and others.
Early Notables of the Newbay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newbay family to Ireland
Some of the Newbay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 81 words (6 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 Newbay family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Newbay or a variant listed above: William Newby, who settled in New England
in 1634; Henry Newby, who arrived in Virginia in 1634; John Newby, who settled in Virginia in 1643; Robert Newby, who came to Virginia in 1656.