The origins of the Newcone surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a new person in town; a person who had just arrived to live in the area. The name Newcone is derived from the Old English elements niwe,
which means new, and cumen,
which means come. The name is therefore transliterated as "newly come." Nickname
surnames were frequently the result of a spontaneous reaction to a particular occasion or event.
Early Origins of the Newcone family
The surname Newcone was first found in Devon
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 Newcone family
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Newcone Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Newcone has been spelled many different ways, including Newcombe, Newcom, Newcomb, Newcome, Newcomen and others.
Early Notables of the Newcone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newcone family to Ireland
Some of the Newcone family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
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Migration of the Newcone family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Newcones to arrive in North America: William Newcome, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Andrew Newcomb, who settled in Maine in 1630; Francis Newcom, who came to New England
in 1635 with his wife Rachel and two children.