Newsome History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Newsome name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Newsome was originally derived from a 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 Newsome 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 Newsome 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". 
Early Origins of the Newsome family
The surname Newsome 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  The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list the following: Willelmus de Newsom, dwelling at Newsholm; Alicia de Neusom; and Willelmus de Newsome.  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.
Early History of the Newsome family
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Newsome 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 Newsome include Newsham, Newsam, Newsone, Newson, Newsholme, Newsun and many more.
Early Notables of the Newsome family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newsome family to Ireland
Some of the Newsome family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Newsome migration to the United States +
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:
Newsome Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas, Hiram and Simon Newsome, who, who settled in Philadelphia between 1848 and 1872
- Lewis Newsome, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
- Charles Newsome, aged 30, who landed in America from Leeds, in 1898
- Horace Newsome, aged 61, who immigrated to the United States from Dewslory, in 1899
- Ive Newsome, aged 10, who landed in America from Leeds, in 1899
Newsome Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Hannah Newsome, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States from Huddersfield, in 1900
- Herbert Newsome, aged 20, who settled in America from Manchester, in 1901
- George Newsome, aged 45, who landed in America from Devon, England, in 1904
- John Newsome, aged 55, who settled in America from Blackpool, England, in 1905
- Jack Newsome, aged 21, who immigrated to America from St Helens, England, in 1907
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Newsome migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Newsome Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Ellen Newsome, aged 21, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" 
Contemporary Notables of the name Newsome (post 1700) +
- Jonathan Newsome (b. 1991), American NFL football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts
- William Ray Newsome (b. 1948), former American NFL football defensive end wo played from 1970 to 1977
- Craig Newsome (b. 1971), American NFL football cornerback who played from 1995 to 1999
- Steven Newsome (b. 1952), American arts and museum administrator
- William T. Newsome, American multiple award winning neuroscientist at Stanford University
- Heber Hampton "Dick" Newsome (1909-1965), American Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played from 1941 to 1943 for the Boston Red Sox
- Paula Newsome, American film and television actress
- Timothy Arthur "Timmy" Newsome (b. 1958), American NFL football fullback for the Dallas Cowboys from 1980 to 1988
- Sam Newsome (b. 1965), American jazz saxophonist and composer
- Kevin Leonardo Newsome Jr. (b. 1991), American football running back
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Historic Events for the Newsome family +
HMS Royal Oak
- George Newsome (1920-1939), British Marine with the Royal Marine aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking 
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Suggested Readings for the name Newsome +
- 938 The Descendants of James Newsome and His Wife Rebeca Illingworth in the United States of America by Samuel Hendrixson Newsome.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1853.shtml.
- ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html