Newhele History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Newhele family can be traced back to the border region between England and Scotland. The name Newhele is of several possible origins; firstly, it may be derived from the Old French "noël," meaning "Christmas," in which case it would have been brought to the region in the wake of the Norman Conquest, or, in a later era, by French Huguenots fleeing religious persecution. Alternatively, it may be derived from "Newhall," the name of places located in the shires of Chester and York. Finally, the surname may from the Old English term meaning "dweller at the new hall," and would in this case refer to people living near a new hall, probably one distinct from an old hall.

Early Origins of the Newhele family

The surname Newhele was first found in Yorkshire, where Robert de Niwehal was living in 1195. [1] In this instance, the name signifies "dweller at the new hall."

Some of the family were found in the parish of Jacobstow, Cornwall. "The manor of Penhallam, which extends into the parishes of Poundstock, Week St. Mary, and Boyton, was formerly in the family of Newell of Somerset. " [2]

Early History of the Newhele family

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Newhele Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Newhele family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Newhele family to Ireland

Some of the Newhele family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Newhele family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Newell, who came to New England in 1634; Anthony Newhall, who settled in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1636; Thomas Newell, who arrived in Conneticut in 1653.



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print


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