Newingham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Newingham is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in one of several places called Newnham throughout England. The place-name is derived from the Old English elements niwe, which means new, and ham, which means farm or village.
Early Origins of the Newingham family
The surname Newingham was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Newingham family
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Newingham Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Newingham has been recorded under many different variations, including Newnam, Newnham, Newenham, Newengham, Newnhom, Newnom and many more.
Early Notables of the Newingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newingham family to Ireland
Some of the Newingham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Newingham family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Newingham or a variant listed above: John Newnom who settled in Virginia in 1648; John Newham settled in Virginia in 1653; George Newnham settled in Maine in 1654; and Thomas Newnhom settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1796..
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