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The Newby surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of the various places in northern England, derived from the Middle English words "newe," meaning "new," and "by," meaning "farm," or "settlement."

Newby Early Origins



The surname Newby was first found in Yorkshire 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.

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Newby Spelling Variations


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Newby 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. Newby has been recorded under many different variations, including Newby, Newbee, Newbeigh, Newbey and others.

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Newby Early History


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Newby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newby research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 128 and 1280 are included under the topic Early Newby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Newby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Newby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Newby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Newby In Ireland


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Newby In Ireland



Some of the Newby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Newby or a variant listed above:

Newby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Newby, who settled in New England in 1634
  • Henry Newby, who arrived in Virginia in 1634
  • John Newby, who settled in Virginia in 1643
  • John Newby, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Henry Newby, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Newby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Newby, who came to Maryland in 1723
  • James Newby, who arrived in Virginia in 1736
  • Beaver Newby, a bonded immigrant who arrived in Maryland in 1737

Newby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Shepherd Newby, who arrived in New York in 1803
  • Francis Newby, aged 32, landed in West Indies in 1812

Newby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert George Newby, aged 47, a harness maker, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • Robert G. Newby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849
  • Henry Newby, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"

Newby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Newby, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Newby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Newby (post 1700)



  • Edward W. B. Newby (1804-1870), American soldier, a Colonel of Volunteers in the Mexican American War
  • Robert F. Newby, American author and neuropsychologist
  • Kyler Read Newby (b. 1985), American professional baseball pitcher from Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Joseph Eric Newby (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball pitcher from Soldotna, Alaska
  • Dangerfield Newby (1815-1859), American slave, one of John Brown's raiders, the first of his men to die at Harpers Ferry, Virginia
  • Paul Martin Newby (b. 1955), American judge
  • Robert G. Newby, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984
  • John T. Newby (b. 1854), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 26th District, 1901-04
  • Jesse Ivey Newby, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Twiggs County, 1937-38
  • Isom H. Newby (b. 1853), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 6th District, 1893-94
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Newby Historic Events


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Newby Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Harold Edward Newby (b. 1917), British Leading Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Newby, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Newby


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Suggested Readings for the name Newby



  • Descendants of Joshua and Ann Newby of West Virginia, 1883-1904 by Elizabeth Parcher Walker.

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Newby Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Newby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Newby 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 22 August 2016 at 23:34.

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