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Early Origins of the Newhall family

The surname Newhall was first found in Galloway, now in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris.)

One of the first records of the family was Radulf Nuuel who witnessed King David's charter of Swinton to Hernulf. King David 1 ruled from 1124-1153. Gardein de Nouel leu de Seneware rendered homage to King Edward I of England in 1296. Laurence Newale was tenant in Dobtoun, Dumfries in 1376, Herbert Newell witnessed a notarial deed in Dumfries in 1453, and Nichol Nowale and Thomas Newall signed the Band of Dumfries, 1570. John Newall was witness in Glasgow, 1553, Thomas Newall, heir of Archibald Newall, burgess of Drumfreis, 1601, John Newall, heir of Martin Newall of Bambachall, 1635, and Andrew Newall in Bumesyde-croft of Endrig, 1680. 1

Early History of the Newhall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newhall research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1296, 1601 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Newhall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Newhall Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Newhall family

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Newhall Ranking

In the United States, the name Newhall is the 15,725th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 2

Ireland Migration of the Newhall family to Ireland

Some of the Newhall 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.


United States Newhall migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Newhall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Newhall, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1630 3
  • Anthony Newhall, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1636 3
Newhall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W W Newhall, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 3

Contemporary Notables of the name Newhall (post 1700) +

  • William Price Newhall (1883-1950), American cricketer
  • Henry Mayo Newhall (1825-1882), American businessman
  • Tia Newhall, American assistant professor of computer science at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania
  • Beaumont Newhall (1908-1993), American well-known photo-historian from Massachusetts

USS Indianapolis
  • James Franklin Newhall (1923-1995), American crew member on board the ship "USS Indianapolis" when she was on a top secret trip for the first nuclear weapon, she was sunk by Japanese Navy on 30th July 1945, he survived the sinking 4


The Newhall 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.


  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  3. 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)
  4. Final Crew List, retrieved 2021, October 30th Retrieved from https://www.ussindianapolis.com/final-crew


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