Newey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Newey is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived near a yew tree. Newey is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. In this case, the surname Newey comes from the Old English phrase, atten ew, which means, at the yew tree. The surname Newey 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 Newey family
The surname Newey 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 Newey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newey research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1234, 1273 and 1886 are included under the topic Early Newey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Newey Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Newey has been spelled many different ways, including Newe, New, News, Newes, Nuce and others.
Early Notables of the Newey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newey family to Ireland
Some of the Newey 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.
Newey migration to the United States +
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Neweys to arrive in North America:
Newey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Newey, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States from Birmingham, in 1892
- John Newey, aged 21, who landed in America from Nottingham, in 1893
Newey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Grace Newey, aged 2, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1900
- George Albert Newey, aged 28, who landed in America from Burmingham, in 1906
- Samuel Newey, aged 24, who landed in America from Birmingham, England, in 1907
- Aequila Newey, aged 29, who settled in America from Birmingham, England, in 1909
- Albert Newey, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States from Birmingham, England, in 1909
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Newey migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Newey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Newey (post 1700) +
- Whitney K. Newey, American professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who co-developed the Newey-West estimator
- Thomas William "Tom" Newey (b. 1982), English football defender
- Glen Newey, Britsh political philosopher and Professor of Political Theory at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
- Adrian Newey OBE (b. 1958), British Formula One racing car designer and engineer from Stratford-Upon-Avon
Historic Events for the Newey family +
- Mr. Cedric B N Newey (b. 1906), English Lieutenant serving for the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve from Rogate, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking 
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.
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
- ^ 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