Newington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Newington family

The surname Newington was first found in Sussex 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 Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the Newington family

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Newington Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Newington were recorded, including Newington, Newinton and others.

Early Notables of the Newington family (pre 1700)

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Newington migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Newington family emigrate to North America:

Newington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Newington, who arrived in Barbados in 1654
Newington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Newington, who landed in America in 1760-1763 [1]
  • Robert Newington, who settled in Virginia in 1762

Newington migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Newington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jesse Newington, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • John Newington, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1840 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Newington (post 1700)

  • Philip Campbell Beatson "P.C.B." Newington (1888-1964), English soldier and author of a cookery book celebrating Malaysian food, inspired by his time as a prisoner of war at the Sime Road Camp in Singapore between 1942 and 1945
  • Michael Newington, British Diplomat

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRANKEN MOOR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840BrankenMoor.htm
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