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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". [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Newsome Early Origins



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 [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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Newsome Spelling Variations


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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.

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Newsome Early History


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Newsome Early History



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

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Newsome Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Newsome Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Newsome In Ireland


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Newsome In Ireland



Some of the Newsome 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



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 settled in Philadelphia between 1848 and 1872
  • Lewis Newsome, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Charles Newsome, aged 30, who landed in America from Leeds, in 1898
  • Horace Newsome, aged 61, who emigrated 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 emigrated 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 emigrated to America from St Helens, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Newsome Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Newsome, aged 21, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Newsome (post 1700)


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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
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Newsome


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Suggested Readings for the name Newsome



  • The Descendants of James Newsome and His Wife Rebeca Illingworth in the United States of America by Samuel Hendrixson Newsome.

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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. 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).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Newsome Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Newsome 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.

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