Newson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Newson come from when the family resided 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 Newson 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 Newson 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 Newson family
The surname Newson 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 Newson family
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Newson Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Newson has been recorded under many different variations, including Newsham, Newsam, Newsone, Newson, Newsholme, Newsun and many more.
Early Notables of the Newson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newson family to Ireland
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Newson migration to the United States +
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Newson or a variant listed above:
Newson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Newson, who arrived in Virginia in 1621 
Newson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Leonard Newson, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 
Newson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Daniel Newson, who landed in New York in 1825 
- William Newson, who landed in New York, NY in 1825 
- Robert Newson, who landed in New York, NY in 1837 
- John, Mark, and Robert Newson, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870
Newson migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Newson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Arthur Newson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Bronte" in 1849 
- Eliza Newson, aged 30, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Mary Green" 
- Thomas Newson, aged 39, a tailor, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino" 
Newson migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Newson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Elizabeth Newson, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874
- Alfred Newson, aged 36, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
- Sarah E. Newson, aged 33, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
- Robert Newson, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
- Susannah Newson, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
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Contemporary Notables of the name Newson (post 1700) +
- Kendall Newson (b. 1980), American former NFL wide receiver
- Warren Newson (b. 1964), retired American Major League Baseball player
- B. S. Newson, American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1871 
- Mark Newson (b. 1960), English former professional footballer
- Edward Serrurier Newson (1910-1988), South African cricketer
- Sir Percy Wilson Newson (1874-1950), 1st Baronet, British banker, Governor of the Imperial Bank of India in 1921
- Marc Newson (b. 1963), Australian industrial designer, listed as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of the year 2005
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF BRONTE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DukeOfBronte.htm
- ^ South Australian Register Monday 20 June 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY GREEN 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marygreen1853.shtml.
- ^ South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html