Newing History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Newing as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Ayrshire. The surname Newing was also regarded as derived from the Gaelic patronymic Mac Naoimhin, which is derived from the word naomh, meaning saint.
Early Origins of the Newing family
The surname Newing was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Newing family
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Newing Spelling Variations
Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Newing has been spelled Niven, Nevin, Nevins, Nivens, Navin, Newin, Nevane, Niffen, Nifen, Niving, Neving, Newing, Neiven, Nivine, Nevison, Niveson and many more.
Early Notables of the Newing family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Kate McNiven (died 1715), also called Kate Nevin was a young nurse who served the House of Inchbrakie in the Parish of Monzie, near Crieff in Scotland in the early 1700s, she was one of the...
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Migration of the Newing family to Ireland
Some of the Newing family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 72 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Newing migration to the United States +
For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:
Newing Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Margaret Newing, who landed in Maryland in 1655 
Newing migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Newing Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Edward Newing, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
- Phoebe Newing, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
- Caroline Newing, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
Contemporary Notables of the name Newing (post 1700) +
- Stuart Newing, American automobile dealer in Vestal, New York, benefactor to the State University of New York at Binghamton, eponym of Newing College
- Kenneth Albert Newing OSB (b. 1923), British Anglican Bishop of Plymouth from 1982 to 1988
- Bernadette Newing, British politician, former Councillor for Gorton North in the City of Manchester
- William Joseph "Billy" Newing (1892-1970), Australian rules footballer who played with University in 1913
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The Newing 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: Vivis sperandum
Motto Translation: Where there is life there is hope
- ^ 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)