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


Newson Early Origins



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 [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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Newson Spelling Variations


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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.

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Newson Early History


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Newson Early History



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

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Newson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Newson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Newson In Ireland


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Newson In Ireland



Some of the Newson 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



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 arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870

Newson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Newson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Bronte" in 1849
  • Eliza Newson, aged 30, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Mary Green"
  • Thomas Newson, aged 39, a tailor, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino"

Newson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Newson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874
  • Alfred Newson, aged 36, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Sarah E. Newson, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Robert Newson, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Susannah Newson, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Newson (post 1700)


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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

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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. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  11. ...

The Newson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Newson 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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