Newbury History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Newbury 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 Newbury family

The surname Newbury 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 Newbury family

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

Newbury Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Newbury has been recorded under many different variations, including Newbery, Newberry, Newbury and others.

Early Notables of the Newbury 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 Newbury migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Newbury or a variant listed above:

Newbury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Newbury, who landed in New England in 1634 [1]
  • Richard Newbury, who arrived in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1645 [1]
  • Benjamin Newbury, who arrived in Connecticut in 1685 [1]
  • Walter Newbury, who arrived in Rhode Island in 1687 [1]
Newbury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Leonard Newbury, who landed in New York in 1834 [1]

Canada Newbury migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Newbury Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Newbury U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 277 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [2]

Australia Newbury migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Newbury Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Newbury, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar" [3]

New Zealand Newbury migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Newbury Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Theresa Newbury, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" in 1855
  • Charles Newbury, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" in 1855
  • Eliza Newbury, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" in 1855
  • Frances Newbury, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" in 1855
  • Maria Newbury, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Newbury (post 1700) +

  • Milton Sim Newbury Jr. (1940-2002), American musician and composer
  • Jane Cunningham Newbury (1911-2001), psychiatric nurse at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, wife of Graham C. Newbury
  • Graham C. Newbury (1910-1986), American Chief Surgeon at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey
  • Mickey Newbury (1940-2002), American country singer, songwriter
  • William Spencer Newbury, American politician, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, 1877-79 [4]
  • William S. Newbury, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Iola, Kansas, 1861-67 [4]
  • William E. Newbury, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 4th District, 1934 [4]
  • Howard J. Newbury, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Torrington, 1918, 1920, 1926 [4]
  • Grant Newbury, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Northumberland County, 1895-96 [4]
  • George A. Newbury, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960 [4]
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 2nd August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Calabar 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstuart1853.shtml.
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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