Newell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Newell family

The surname Newell 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.

Important Dates for the Newell family

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Newell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Newell, Newall, Newhall, Newill and others.

Early Notables of the Newell family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Newell family to Ireland

Some of the Newell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Newell migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Newell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Grace Newell, who arrived in Salem in 1634
  • Isaacke Newell, aged 2, who landed in New England in 1634 [1]
  • John Newell, aged 5, who landed in New England in 1634 [1]
  • Fayth Newell, aged 14, who landed in New England in 1634 [1]
  • Grace Newell, aged 13, who landed in New England in 1634 [1]
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Newell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Newell, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [1]
  • Ruth Newell, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Martha Newell, who arrived in New England in 1719 [1]
  • Petter Newell, aged 16, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • Eneas Newell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Newell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Newell, aged 51, who landed in America in 1821 [1]
  • Jonas Newell, aged 40, who arrived in America in 1821 [1]
  • James C Newell, who landed in New York in 1832 [1]
  • Thomas Newell, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]
  • R A Newell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
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Newell migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Newell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • James Newell, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • James Newell, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
Newell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Catherine Newell, aged 4 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Minerva" departing from the port of Galway, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [2]
  • Miss. Margaret Newell, aged 4 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Minerva" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [2]

Newell migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Newell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Newell, English convict from Huntingdon, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • William Newell, who arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [4]
  • Susannah Newell, who arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [4]
  • Edwin Newell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Boyne" in 1850 [5]
  • Richard Smith Newell, aged 35, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Gloucester" [6]
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Newell migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Newell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • W. Newell, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Egmont" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1858 [7]
  • Mr. John Newell, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th June 1861 [7]
  • Mr. George Newell, (b. 1841), aged 21, Irish sadler from Armagh, travelling form London aboard the ship"Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [7]
  • Miss Martha Newell, (b. 1846), aged 16, Irish settler from Armagh, travelling form London aboard the ship"Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [7]
  • Mrs. Rebecca Newell, (b. 1833), aged 29, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [7]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Newell (post 1700)

  • Robert "Doc" Newell (1807-1869), American politician and fur trapper in the Oregon Country
  • William Wells Newell (1839-1907), American folklorist, school teacher, minister and philosophy professor
  • David Newell (b. 1938), American television actor, best known as Mr. McFeely, the delivery man on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
  • Allen Newell (1927-1992), American researcher in computer science and cognitive psychology at the RAND Corporation
  • Norman Dennis Newell (1909-2005), American professor of geology at Columbia University
  • Homer Newell (1915-1983), American physicist, who worked for NASA (1958-1973)
  • Charles H. Newell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1900 [8]
  • Charles B. Newell, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Salem County, 1850 [8]
  • Charles A. Newell, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Manchester 10th Ward, 1948 [8]
  • Arthur S. Newell (b. 1850), American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Waterloo, 1886-1901, 1910-11 [8]
  • ... (Another 61 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Newell family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Charles J Newell (b. 1921), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Farnham, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [9]
RMS Titanic
  • Miss Madeleine Newell, aged 31, American First Class passenger from Lexington, Massachusetts who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 6 [10]
  • Miss Marjorie Anne Newell, aged 23, American First Class passenger from Lexington, Massachusetts who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 6 [10]
  • Mr. Arthur Webster Newell (d. 1912), aged 58, American First Class passenger from Lexington, Massachusetts who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [10]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Bobby E. Newell, American Seaman Second Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [11]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 50)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque BOYNE 1850, 521 tons. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Boyne.htm
  6. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLOUCESTER 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtmL
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  10. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  11. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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