The Newbry 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 Newbry family
The surname Newbry was first found in Berkshire, where the first on record was Godwin de Neweberia listed in the Pipe Rolls
Early History of the Newbry family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newbry 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 Newbry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Newbry Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Newbry were recorded, including Newbery, Newberry, Newbury and others.
Early Notables of the Newbry 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 Newbry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Newbry family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Newbry family emigrate to North America: Thomas Newberry, who emigrated from Devon
, to Dorchester, MA, in 1634; Richard Newbury, who arrived in Weymouth, MA in 1645; Benjamin Newbury, who came to Connecticut in 1685.
Contemporary Notables of the name Newbry (post 1700)
- Earl T. Newbry, American Republican politician, Secretary of State of Oregon, 1947-57; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1956 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html