The name Newbon first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived 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
, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire
, and Worcestershire
. The surname Newbon 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 Newbon family
The surname Newbon 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 Newbon family
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Newbon Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Newbon has appeared include Newbold, Newbolt, Newboult, Newball, Nubold and many more.
Early Notables of the Newbon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newbon family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Newbon arrived in North America very early: 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 Newbon (post 1700)
- Gary Newbon (b. 1945), English ITV television sports presenter and executive
- Neil Newbon (b. 1978), English actor, best known for his role as Simon Walker in Hollyoaks, son of Gary Newbon