Newe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Newe name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived near a yew tree. Newe is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. In this case, the surname Newe comes from the Old English phrase, atten ew, which means, at the yew tree. The surname Newe may also derive from the Old English word newe, which means new. This may have been a name given to newcomers to an area, and as such, it would have been a nickname surname. 
Alternatively, the name could have been for someone who lived near a yew tree, from the Old English word eow. 
Early Origins of the Newe family
The surname Newe was first found in Cambridgeshire where Richard le Newe was first listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls also lists Robert le Newe in Wiltshire; and Simon le Neue in Bedfordshire. 
The Feet of Fines of Warwickshire lists William le Neuwe there in 1221 and the Feet of Fines for Cambridgeshire lists Walter le New in 1234. John atte Newe was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset in 1327. 
Kirby's Quest lists Richard le Nywe in Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first year of Edward III's reign.) 
Newe House, a manor house in the village of Pakenham, Suffolk remains today as it was built in 1622 by Sir Robert Bright. Castle Newe was a mansion house, situated in Aberdeenshire, built in 1831 by Archibald Simpson.
Early History of the Newe family
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Newe Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Newe has undergone many spelling variations, including Newe, New, News, Newes, Nuce and others.
Early Notables of the Newe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newe family to Ireland
Some of the Newe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Newe family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Newe were among those contributors: Richard New who settled in Virginia in 1638; followed by Thomas and Elizabeth New in 1670; John New settled in the Bahamas in 1660; James New, with his wife and six children, settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1769.
Contemporary Notables of the name Newe (post 1700) +
- Gerard Benedict "G.B." Newe OBE, M.A., D.Litt (1907-1982), Northern Irish Roman Catholic Unionist politician
- Paul Newe (b. 1964), former Irish footballer
Related Stories +
- ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.