Newland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

There are several places named Newland in Britain. It is unclear whether the Newland surname was derived from a place name, or whether it was taken on by someone lived on some land only recently cultivated.

Early Origins of the Newland family

The surname Newland was first found in Devon 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.

Early History of the Newland family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newland research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1469, 1597, 1688, 1640 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Newland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Newland Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Newland are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Newland include: Newland, Newling, Newley, Nieland, Newlan and others.

Early Notables of the Newland family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Robert Newlyn (1597-1688), an English clergyman and academic, President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford from 1640 to 1648; and Roger Newland of Newlands in Southampton who having failed...
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Ireland Migration of the Newland family to Ireland

Some of the Newland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Newland migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Newland or a variant listed above:

Newland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Newland, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637 [1]
  • Rebecca Newland who settled in Virginia in 1639
  • Richard Newland, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [1]
  • Mary Newland who settled in Virginia in 1646
  • Richard Newland who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Newland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Newland, who settled in Maryland in 1719
  • Henry Newland, who settled in Virginia in 1774
Newland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ridgeway Newland, aged 47, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • John Newland, aged 38, who arrived in Maryland in 1813 [1]
  • A Newland, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Australia Newland migration to Australia +

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

Newland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Newland, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [2]
  • Martha Newland, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [2]
  • Watts Newland, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [2]
  • Catherine Humphries Newland, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [2]
  • Sarah Newland, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Newland 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:

Newland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Timothy Newland, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tamar" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 28th January 1858 [3]
  • Mrs. Catherine Newland, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tamar" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 28th January 1858 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Newland (post 1700) +

  • William D. Newland (1841-1914), United States Navy sailor, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • William Calhoun "Will" Newland (1860-1938), American attorney and politician, the 11th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina (1909 to 1913)
  • John Newland (1917-2000), American director, actor, television producer, and screenwriter
  • Marv Newland, American-born, Canadian filmmaker who specializes in animation
  • David Edward Newland, English professor of engineering at the University of Cambridge (1976-1983)
  • Clint Newland (b. 1980), New Zealand Rugby Union player
  • Simpson Newland CMG (1835-1925), English-born, Australian pioneer, pastoralist, author and politician in the Murray River area
  • William Rupert Newland (1919-1998), New Zealand born, English studio potter
  • Martin Newland (b. 1961), British journalist, appointed editor of the British Daily Telegraph in 2003
  • James Ernest Newland VC (1881-1949), Australian WWI soldier, who received the Victoria Cross

Halifax Explosion
  • Mrs. Ella L.  Newland (1895-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]
  • Miss Winifred  Newland (1915-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]


The Newland 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: Le Nom, les armes, la loyauté
Motto Translation: The Name, the arms, the loyalty.


  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 Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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