The ancestors of the Newnan surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they 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.
Early Origins of the Newnan family
The surname Newnan was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Newnan family
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Newnan Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Newnan include Newnam, Newnham, Newenham, Newengham, Newnhom, Newnom and many more.
Early Notables of the Newnan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newnan family to Ireland
Some of the Newnan 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.
Migration of the Newnan family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Newnom who settled in Virginia in 1648; John Newham settled in Virginia in 1653; George Newnham settled in Maine in 1654; and Thomas Newnhom settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1796..
Contemporary Notables of the name Newnan (post 1700)
- Daniel Newnan (1780-1851), American politician, Representative from Georgia at-large, 1831-33 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html