Newberry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Newberry surname is a habitational name from any of the many places called Newbury, such as Newbury in Berkshire. These place names are derived from the Old English elements "ne-owe," meaning "new," and "burh," meaning "fortified town."

Early Origins of the Newberry family

The surname Newberry was first found in Berkshire, where the first on record was Godwin de Neweberia listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1190.

Early History of the Newberry family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newberry research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1279, 1327, 1377, 1519, 1713, and 1767 are included under the topic Early Newberry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Newberry Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Newberry include Newbery, Newberry, Newbury and others.

Early Notables of the Newberry family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Newbery (baptized 1713-1767), an English publisher of books, eponym of the Newbery Medal for his efforts to publish children's books; and John Winchcombe...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Newberry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Newberry migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Newberry or a variant listed above:

Newberry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Newberry, who settled in New England in 1630
  • Thomas Newberry, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1630 [1]
  • Ro Newberry, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]
  • Mark Newberry, who arrived in West New Jersey in 1681 [1]
Newberry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Newberry, who landed in New England in 1722 [1]
  • John Newberry, who arrived in Leeward Islands in 1729-1730 [1]
  • John Newberry, who settled in New York in 1775
Newberry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Newberry, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • Leonard Newberry, who landed in New York in 1834 [1]
  • E Newberry, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • F. H. Newberry, aged 38, who landed in America from London, in 1894
  • Edith Newberry, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1896
Newberry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alice Maud M. Newberry, aged 40, who landed in America from Plymouth, in 1904
  • Helen K. Newberry, aged 69, who immigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Ivan Bruce Newberry, aged 27, who immigrated to America from Wales, in 1906
  • F. Newberry, aged 42, who immigrated to America from London, in 1907
  • James Newberry, aged 49, who landed in America from Olyphant, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Newberry migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Newberry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jeremy Newberry, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Sgt. William Newberry U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 he served in Butler's Rangers [2]
Newberry Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Charles Newberry, aged 41, who settled in Conception Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1917
  • Frederick Newberry, aged 20, who settled in Conception Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1922
  • Fred Newberry, aged 21, who immigrated to Conception Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1923

Australia Newberry migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Newberry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Daniel Newberry, (b. 1815), aged 22, British Farm Labourer who was convicted in Hertford, England for 7 years forburglary, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1873 [3]
  • James Newberry, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glen Huntley" in 1849 [4]
  • James Newberry, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [5]
  • John Newberry, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Gloucester" [6]
  • James Newberry, aged 28, a smith, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar" [7]

New Zealand Newberry migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Newberry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Newberry, British settler as part of the 8th Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [8]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Newberry, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [8]
  • Mr. C. Newberry, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merchantman' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand and Auckland New Zealand on 6th September 1855 [9]
  • Mrs. Newberry, British settler travelling from London with 4 children aboard the ship 'Merchantman' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand and Auckland New Zealand on 6th September 1855 [9]

Contemporary Notables of the name Newberry (post 1700) +

  • Thomas J. "Tom" Newberry (b. 1962), American NFL football player
  • Sterling Price Newberry (b. 1915), American inventor of the shadow X-ray microscope
  • John Stoughton Newberry (1826-1887), American politician, U.S. Representative for Michigan
  • John Josiah Newberry (1877-1954), American founder of store chain J. J. Newberry (1911)
  • Jeremy Newberry (b. 1976), American NFL football player
  • Jared Newberry (b. 1981), American AFL football player
  • Janet Newberry (b. 1953), American tennis player who played in the semifinals of the French Open (1977 and 1979 )
  • Truman Handy Newberry (1864-1945), American naval officer, Secretary of the US Navy (1908-09)
  • John Strong Newberry (1822-1892), American geologist, physician, explorer, and author
  • Walter Loomis Newberry (1804-1868), American merchant, banker and philanthropist, founder of the Newberry Library in Chicago
  • ... (Another 36 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Newberry +

  • 1760 The Newberry Genealogy by Helen Bourne Joy Lee.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1837
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The GLEN HUNTLEY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849GlenHuntly.htm
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  6. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLOUCESTER 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtmL
  7. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 2nd August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Calabar 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstuart1853.shtml.
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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