Newbigin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Newbigin 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 Newbigin family

The surname Newbigin 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. " [1] 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. " [2]

Early History of the Newbigin family

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Newbigin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Newbigging, Newbiggin, Newbegin and others.

Early Notables of the Newbigin family (pre 1700)

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United States Newbigin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Newbigin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edmund Newbigin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1832

Contemporary Notables of the name Newbigin (post 1700) +

  • Flora Newbigin (b. 1983), British Young Artist Award nominated actress
  • Bishop James Edward Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998), British theologian, Church of Scotland missionary

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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) on Facebook
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