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The name Newnam first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in one of several places called Newnham throughout England. The place-name is derived from the Old English elements niwe, which means new, and ham, which means farm or village.

Newnam Early Origins



The surname Newnam was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Newnam Spelling Variations


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Newnam Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Newnam has appeared include Newnam, Newnham, Newenham, Newengham, Newnhom, Newnom and many more.

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Newnam Early History


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Newnam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newnam research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1400 is included under the topic Early Newnam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Newnam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Newnam Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Newnam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Newnam In Ireland


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Newnam In Ireland



Some of the Newnam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Newnam arrived in North America very early:

Newnam Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Cornelius Newnam, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Carrillo" from Cristobal, C.Z [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WG-7X9 : 6 December 2014), John Cornelius Newnam, 19 Aug 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, C.Z, arrival port New York, ship name Carrillo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Newnam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Newnam (post 1700)



  • George N. Newnam, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Queen Anne's County, 1841

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WG-7X9 : 6 December 2014), John Cornelius Newnam, 19 Aug 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, C.Z, arrival port New York, ship name Carrillo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Newnam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Newnam Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 7 December 2016 at 07:35.

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