The ancestors of the Newsoomb surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they 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 Newsoomb 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 Newsoomb 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 Newsoomb family
The surname Newsoomb 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 Newsoomb family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newsoomb research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1743 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Newsoomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Newsoomb 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 Newsoomb include Newsham, Newsam, Newsone, Newson, Newsholme, Newsun and many more.
Early Notables of the Newsoomb family (pre 1700)
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Newsoomb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Newsoomb family to Ireland
Some of the Newsoomb 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 Newsoomb family to the New World and Oceana
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: 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.