Newcord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Newcord family

The surname Newcord was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates and held a family seat at Tiverton.

Over in nearby Cornwall, "Lansidwell, commonly called Nansugell, which is now a farm house, was for many years a seat of the Newcourts." [1]

Early History of the Newcord family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newcord research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1399, 1080, 1163, 1567, 1455, 1487, 1679 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Newcord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Newcord Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Newcord are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Newcord include: Newcourt, Newcord, Nucourt, Neucourt, Mewcourt and many more.

Early Notables of the Newcord family (pre 1700)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Newcord Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Newcord family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Newcord or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print


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