The Newbegging surname is thought to be a habitational name taken on from any of several places so named in Northern England
and Southern Scotland.
Early Origins of the Newbegging family
The surname Newbegging was first found in Berwickshire
where the name is derived from the North England
and Scottish word for a building or house. "Hence the phrase 'new biggin' was and is applied to any considerable edifice recently constructed. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
One of the first recordings of the name was when "the vill and lands of Newbigging in the parish of Camwath, Lanarkshire
was passed into possession of the Somervilles through marriage with the daughter and heiress of Walter of Newbigging about middle of thirteenth century. Alan de Neubigging was one of twelve knights appointed in 1249 to meet twelve from Eng land to settle the law of the marches. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Newbegging family
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Early Notables of the Newbegging family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newbegging family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edmund Newbigin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1832; and N. Newbegin, who came to San Francisco in 1852.