Newbery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Newbery 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 Newbery family

The surname Newbery 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 Newbery family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newbery 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 Newbery History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Newbery Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Newbery are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Newbery include: Newbery, Newberry, Newbury and others.

Early Notables of the Newbery 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...
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United States Newbery migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Newbery or a variant listed above:

Newbery Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • B. R. Newbery, who settled in America, in 1892
  • F. E. Newbery, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Florence Newbery, aged 47, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Constance Newbery, aged 8, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Barbara Newbery, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Newbery Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Archibald Samuel Newbery, aged 38, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • Albert Hy. Newbery, aged 21, who immigrated to America from Eastbourne, England, in 1907
  • Doris Newbery, aged 10, who immigrated to the United States from Rotherham, England, in 1909
  • Carrie F. Newbery, aged 37, who immigrated to America, in 1909
  • Beverley R. Newbery, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Newbery migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Newbery Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Emilie Newbery, aged 36, who landed in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1911

Contemporary Notables of the name Newbery (post 1700) +

  • Benjamin Newbery, American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Deputies, 1699-1700 [1]
  • Jorge "George" Alejandro Newbery (1875-1914), Argentine pilot
  • Eduardo Federico Newbery (1872-1909), Argentine doctor and aerostat pilot
  • Chantelle Lee Newbery (b. 1977), Australian Olympic diver
  • Linda Newbery, British author
  • Robert Newbery (b. 1979), Australian, Olympic medal diver winning diver

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Douglas Arnold Newbery (b. 1902), British Commissioned Surgeon, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [2]

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from
  2. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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