Newmarche is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Newmarche family 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 Newmarche family
The surname Newmarche 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 Newmarche family
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Newmarche Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Newmarch, Newmarche, Newmarsh, Newmarshe, Newmark, Numarch, Numarche, Numark, Newmack, Newdiche, Newdick and many more.
Early Notables of the Newmarche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newmarche family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Newmarche or a variant listed above: 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.