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Where did the English Newhouse family come from? What is the English Newhouse family crest and coat of arms? When did the Newhouse family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Newhouse family history?

The name Newhouse reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Newhouse family lived in Yorkshire. The name Newhouse is topographical in nature and is of obvious derivation, indicating that its original bearer lived in a such a house as is described. Some cases of the name are taken from any of several small localities which are so named because they held a new house.

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Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Newhouse family name include Neuhouse, Newhouse, Neuhuse and others.

First found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from early times as Lords of the manor of Neuhuse. This small collection of houses near Gisburn was held by William Percy at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book survey in the year 1086 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newhouse research. Another 166 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1176 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Newhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Newhouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Newhouse family to immigrate North America:

Newhouse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • John Newhouse who settled in Virginia in 1640

Newhouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • John Newhouse landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Johannes Newhouse, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Hannah Newhouse settled in New Jersey in 1773

Newhouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • John Newhouse, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Anthony Newhouse, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Elizabeth Newhouse, who landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • J Newhouse, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • H Newhouse, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851


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  • Donald Newhouse (b. 1930), American business magnate, one of the owners of Condé Nast Publications, ranked by Forbes as the 76-richest person in America
  • Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr. (1895-1979), American broadcasting businessman, magazine and newspaper publisher
  • Fred Newhouse (b. 1948), American Olympic runner
  • Samuel Newhouse (1853-1930), Utah entrepreneur and mining magnate
  • Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr. (b. 1927), American chairman and CEO of Advance Publications
  • Robert Fulton Newhouse (1950-2014), American NFL football player for the Dallas Cowboys (1972-1983)
  • Marshall Edward Newhouse (b. 1988), American NFL football offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Ven. Robert John Darrell Newhouse, English prelate, Archdeacon of Totnes and Canon Residentiary of Exeter Cathedral
  • Aidan Robert Newhouse (b. 1972), English former footballer


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The Newhouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Newhouse Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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