The ancestors of the Newmach family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Breckonshire, Wales
. Their name, however, is a reference to Neuf-Marche,
near Neufchatel, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Newmach family
The surname Newmach was first found in Breckonshire in Wales
where they held a family seat
from the time of the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in the year 1066. Bernard of Neuf-Marche near Neufchatel in Normandy
, a Norman noble at Hastings, founded a priory at Bracknock which was a cell of the Battel Abbey in Sussex
. His successor, Baron
Newmarch was summoned to Parliament. Adam de Newmarch was Baron
Early History of the Newmach family
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Newmach Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Newmach were recorded, including Newmarch, Newmarche, Newmarsh, Newmarshe, Newmark, Numarch, Numarche, Numark, Newmack, Newdiche, Newdick and many more.
Early Notables of the Newmach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newmach family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Newmach arrived in North America very early: John Newmarch, who came to Rowley, MA in 1643; William Newmarch, who settled in Maryland in 1679; Jonathon Newmarsh, who settled in Virginia in 1726; H. Newmark who came to San Francisco Cal. in 1862.