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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Newnham is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family 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.

Newnham Early Origins



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

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Newnham Spelling Variations


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Newnham Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Newnham has been spelled many different ways, including Newnam, Newnham, Newenham, Newengham, Newnhom, Newnom and many more.

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Newnham Early History


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Newnham Early History



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

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Newnham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Newnham Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Newnham In Ireland


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Newnham In Ireland



Some of the Newnham 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Newnhams to arrive in North America:

Newnham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Newnham settled in Maine in 1654
  • John Newnham, who landed in Virginia in 1655

Newnham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert George Newnham, aged 6, who landed in America from Chatham, England, in 1909
  • Ann Sarah Newnham, aged 30, who settled in America from Chatham, England, in 1909
  • Bertha Newnham, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1909
  • F.W. Newnham, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Arthur Newnham, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Newnham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Newnham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1849
  • William Newnham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Newnham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Newnham (post 1700)



  • Richard L. Newnham, American Democrat politician, Superior Court Judge in Michigan of Grand Rapids, 1900-05; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1928
  • Charles R. Newnham, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Fulton and Hamilton counties, 1919
  • Jervois Arthur Newnham (1852-1941), Anglican bishop in Canada from 1893 to 1921
  • Tom Newnham (b. 1926), New Zealand political activist and former educationalist
  • Colonel Lanceray Arthur Newnham GC, MC (1889-1943), posthumously awarded the George Cross for the gallantry he showed in resisting Japanese torture
  • Captain Ian Frederick Newnham, Chief of Naval Staff

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Newnham Historic Events


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Newnham Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert Newnham (b. 1922), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Brighton, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    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. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Newnham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Newnham 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 19 January 2016 at 10:27.

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