The ancestry of the name Newsoom dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family 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 Newsoom 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 Newsoom 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". CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Newsoom family
The surname Newsoom 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 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. 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.
Early History of the Newsoom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newsoom research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1743 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Newsoom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Newsoom Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Newsoom have been found, including Newsham, Newsam, Newsone, Newson, Newsholme, Newsun and many more.
Early Notables of the Newsoom family (pre 1700)
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Newsoom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Newsoom family to Ireland
Some of the Newsoom 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.
Migration of the Newsoom family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Newsoom, or a variant listed above: James and Elizabeth Newsom, who came to Virginia in 1642; Leonard Newsham, who settled in Virginia in 1663; William Newsham, who came to Boston in 1680.