The name Newdake was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Newdake family lived in Breckonshire, Wales
. Their name, however, is a reference to Neuf-Marche,
near Neufchatel, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Newdake family
The surname Newdake was first found in Breckonshire in Wales
where they held a family seat
from the time of the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in the year 1066. Bernard of Neuf-Marche near Neufchatel in Normandy
, a Norman noble at Hastings, founded a priory at Bracknock which was a cell of the Battel Abbey in Sussex
. His successor, Baron
Newmarch was summoned to Parliament. Adam de Newmarch was Baron
Early History of the Newdake family
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Newdake Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Newmarch, Newmarche, Newmarsh, Newmarshe, Newmark, Numarch, Numarche, Numark, Newmack, Newdiche, Newdick and many more.
Early Notables of the Newdake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newdake family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Newdake or a variant listed above: John Newmarch, who came to Rowley, MA in 1643; William Newmarch, who settled in Maryland in 1679; Jonathon Newmarsh, who settled in Virginia in 1726; H. Newmark who came to San Francisco Cal. in 1862.