Newhall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Newhall family

The surname Newhall 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 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, and 1601 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 (pre 1700)

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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. [1]

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 [2]
  • Anthony Newhall, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1636 [2]
Newhall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W W Newhall, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 [2]

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


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. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)


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