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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."

Newbery Early Origins



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

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Newbery Spelling Variations


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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.

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Newbery Early History


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Newbery Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newbery research. Another 126 words (9 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.

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Newbery Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Newbery Early Notables (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 Newbery Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Constance Newbery, aged 8, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Barbara Newbery, aged 20, who emigrated 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 emigrated to America from Eastbourne, England, in 1907
  • Doris Newbery, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States from Rotherham, England, in 1909
  • Carrie F. Newbery, aged 37, who emigrated 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.)

Newbery Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Emilie Newbery, aged 36, who landed in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name Newbery (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Newbery (post 1700)



  • Benjamin Newbery, American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Deputies, 1699-1700
  • 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

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Newbery Historic Events


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Newbery Historic Events




HMS Repulse

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

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Newbery Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Newbery Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Newbery Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 December 2015 at 10:08.

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