Show ContentsNewiss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Newiss arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Newiss 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.

Early Origins of the Newiss family

The surname Newiss was 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.

Early History of the Newiss family

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Newiss Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Neuhouse, Newhouse, Neuhuse and others.

Early Notables of the Newiss family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Newiss family

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Newiss or a variant listed above: John Newhouse who settled in Virginia in 1640; Hannah Newhouse settled in New Jersey in 1773; John Newhouse landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1748.



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