Newel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Newel family
The surname Newel was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Newel family
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Newel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Newell, Newall, Newhall, Newill and others.
Early Notables of the Newel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newel family to Ireland
Some of the Newel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Newel migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Newel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Abraham Newel, who settled in Boston in 1634
- Dan Newel, who landed in Virginia in 1653 
- Tho Newel, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 
Newel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Newel, aged 20, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1776 
Contemporary Notables of the name Newel (post 1700) +
- Stanford Newel (1839-1907), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1884, 1892; U.S. Minister to Netherlands, 1897-1905; Luxembourg, 1903-05 
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The Newel Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Diligentia ditat
Motto Translation: Industry renders rich.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html