Newbern History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Newbern comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Newbald in the East Riding of Yorkshire, or in one of the various places called Newbold in the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. The surname Newbern belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Newbern family

The surname Newbern was first found in Wiltshire 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 Newbern family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newbern research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Newbern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Newbern 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. Newbern has been recorded under many different variations, including Newbold, Newbolt, Newboult, Newball, Nubold and many more.

Early Notables of the Newbern family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Newbern family

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 Newbern or a variant listed above: Richard Newbolt, who arrived in Barbados in 1635; Francis Newball, who settled in Virginia in 1651; Godfrey, John and Michael Newbold, who all came to New Jersey in 1677.

Contemporary Notables of the name Newbern (post 1700) +

  • Melvin Newbern (b. 1967), American former NBA player with the Detroit Pistons
  • George Young Newbern (b. 1964), American television and film actor, best known for his role as Bryan MacKenzie in Father of the Bride (1991) and the sequel
  • Frances Newbern Langford (1913-2005), American singer and entertainer on Facebook
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