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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Newsham is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in one of the various places called Newsham, Newsam, or Newsholme. These names are common in the north of England and all mean at the new houses. The surname Newsham belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The surname Newsham belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The name is derived from the Old English words niwe + hus which are an earlier form of niwum or husum which means "place at the new houses". [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Newsham Early Origins



The surname Newsham was first found in West Yorkshire where the village of Newsome can still be found today, located about 1 mile south of Huddersfield. Newsholme is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire and a township named Newsholm is found in the parish of Gisburne, near Clitheroe in the West Rising of Yorkshire. There are numerous entries in the Domesday Book using the spellings: Neuhusum, Newhusum, Neuhuse and others [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list the following: Willelmus de Newsom, dwelling at Newsholm; Alicia de Neusom; and Willelmus de Newsome. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Newsham Abbey was an abbey in Newsham, a small hamlet north of Brocklesby village in Lincolnshire. The abbey was the first Premonstratensian house established in England, in 1143. It was suppressed in 1536, and today parts of the abbey are visible as earthworks.

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Newsham Spelling Variations


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Newsham 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. Newsham has been spelled many different ways, including Newsham, Newsam, Newsone, Newson, Newsholme, Newsun and many more.

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Newsham Early History


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Newsham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newsham research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1743 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Newsham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Newsham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Newsham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Newsham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Newsham In Ireland


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Newsham In Ireland



Some of the Newsham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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 Newshams to arrive in North America:

Newsham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Leonard Newsham, who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • William Newsham, who came to Boston in 1680

Newsham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Newsham, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Newsham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Newsham (post 1700)



  • Joseph Parkinson Newsham (1837-1919), English-born, American politician, lawyer, merchant and planter from Louisiana, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana (1868-1869) and (1870-1871)
  • Shirley Newsham, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2000
  • Kathleen Newsham, American politician, Mayor of Bay City, Michigan, 1998-2002
  • Brad Newsham (b. 1951), American travel writer
  • Stan Newsham (1931-2001), English professional footballer who played from 1952 to 1962
  • Richard Newsham (d. 1743), English inventor of fire engines; New York City imported its first two fire engines from Newsham in 1731
  • Marc Anthony Newsham (b. 1987), English footballer who has played since 2005, Boston United F. C. Player of the Year in 2013
  • David Newsham (b. 1967), British auto racing driver and businessman, managing director of Norscott Vending

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Newsham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Newsham 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 April 2016 at 07:47.

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