Newlin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

There are several places named Newland in Britain. It is unclear whether the Newlin 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 Newlin family

The surname Newlin 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 Newlin family

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

Newlin Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Newlin include Newland, Newling, Newley, Nieland, Newlan and others.

Early Notables of the Newlin 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...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Newlin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Newlin family to Ireland

Some of the Newlin 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 Newlin migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Newlin were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Newlin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Newlin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683 [1]
Newlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Newlin, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850 [1]
  • W R Newlin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Canada Newlin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Newlin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Richard Newlin, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778

Contemporary Notables of the name Newlin (post 1700) +

  • David Newlin Fell (1840-1919), American politician, Justice of Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, 1894-1910; Chief Justice of Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, 1910-15 [2]


The Newlin 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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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