Newman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Newman comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a stranger or newcomer. The surname Newman is derived from the Old English words neowe, niwe, and nige, which all mean new, and the word mann, which means man.

Early Origins of the Newman family

The surname Newman was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from early times. There are also early records of Stangrim Noueman listed in the Pipe Rolls of Norfolk in 1166; Godwin Nieweman listed in the Pipe Rolls of Oxfordshire in 1169; and Robert le Nyman in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. [1] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists four entries for the name: Robert Niweman in Cambridgeshire; Herbert le Niweman in Oxfordshire; Matthew Neuman in Huntingdon; and John le Neuman in Bedfordshire. [2]

Important Dates for the Newman family

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Newman Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Newman has undergone many spelling variations, including Newman, Newmen, Newmin and others.

Early Notables of the Newman family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Samuel Newman (1602-1663), English-born, American clergyman in colonial Massachusetts, born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, he was prosecuted for nonconformity and emigrated...
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Migration of the Newman family to Ireland

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Newman migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Newman were among those contributors:

Newman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robart Newman, who landed in Virginia in 1618 [3]
  • William Newman, who landed in Virginia in 1622 [3]
  • Robest Newman, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [3]
  • George Newman, who settled in Maine in 1630
  • Francis Newman (died 1660), an English colonist to New Hampshire in 1634, Governor of the New Haven Colony (1658 to 1659)
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Newman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Richard Newman, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [3]
  • Roger Newman, who landed in Maryland in 1704 [3]
  • Adam Newman, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [3]
  • Adam Newman, who settled in Virginia in 1704
  • Reuben Newman, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [3]
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Newman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edouard Newman, who landed in Louisiana in 1805-1809 [3]
  • Patrick Newman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [3]
  • John P. Newman, who landed in New York in 1808 [3]
  • Frances Newman, aged 28, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1812 [3]
  • Charles Newman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823 [3]
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Newman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jacob Newman, who landed in Arkansas in 1906 [3]
  • Michael Newman, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [3]
  • Annie Mary Newman, who arrived in Alabama in 1928 [3]

Newman migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Newman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Newman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. David Newman U.E. who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [4]
Newman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Newman, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1811
  • Thomas Newman, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1811
  • Patrick Newman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1825
  • John Newman, who landed in Canada in 1833
  • John Newman, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
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Newman migration to Australia

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

Newman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Newman, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • George Newman, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]
  • James Newman, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]
  • Thomas Newman, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]
  • Thomas Newman, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [8]
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Newman 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:

Newman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Newman, (b. 1814), aged 25, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 [9]
  • Mrs. Newman, (b. 1810), aged 29, British settler travelling from London with a child aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 [9]
  • Miss Newman, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tuscan" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 28th September 1842 [9]
  • J. L. Newman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Susan" in 1848
  • Mr. Newman, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Susan" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand in 1849 [9]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Newman (post 1700)

  • Walter A. Newman Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 7th District, 1961
  • William Newman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1864
  • William L. Newman, American politician, Mayor of Henderson, Kentucky, 1970-77
  • William S. H. Newman, American politician, U.S. Consul in SAINT John's, 1852-61
  • Thomas Newman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Franklin, 1912, 1934
  • Thomas S. Newman (1851-1916), American politician, Mayor of Ashland, Kentucky, 1894-97
  • Tom Newman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2000
  • W. F. Newman, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Ware County, 1951-52
  • Theresa Newman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Stephen D. Newman, American Republican politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 23rd District; Elected 2011
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Historic Events for the Newman family

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Charles Albert Newman (1918-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Brighton, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [10]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Charles Newman, "Barrymore" Australian Junior Officer Royal Australian Navy from Australia, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [11]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Haydn Walter Newman (b. 1920), British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [12]
  • Mr. R E A Newman, British Leading Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [12]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Walter Harry Newman (1901-1939), British Marine with the Royal Marine aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [13]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Charles Thomas Newman (d. 1912), aged 33, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [14]

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Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  11. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  12. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  13. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  14. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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