Anglo-Saxon name Newstead comes from when the family resided near a yew tree. Newstead is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. In this case, the surname Newstead comes from the Old English phrase, atten ew, which means, at the yew tree. The surname Newstead may also derive from the Old English word newe, which means new. This may have been a name given to newcomers to an area, and as such, it would have been a nickname surname. CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Alternatively, the name could have been for someone who lived near a yew tree, from the Old English word eow. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early Origins of the Newstead family
Cambridgeshire where Richard le Newe was first listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls also lists Robert le Newe in Wiltshire; and Simon le Neue in Bedfordshire. 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)
The Feet of Fines of Warwickshire lists William le Neuwe there in 1221 and the Feet of Fines for Cambridgeshire lists Walter le New in 1234. John atte Newe was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset in 1327. CITATION[CLOSE]
Kirby's Quest lists Richard le Nywe in Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first year of Edward III's reign.) CITATION[CLOSE]
Newe House, a manor house in the village of Pakenham, Suffolk remains today as it was built in 1622 by Sir Robert Bright. Castle Newe was a mansion house, situated in Aberdeenshire, built in 1831 by Archibald Simpson.
Early History of the Newstead family
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Newstead Spelling Variations
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. Newstead has been recorded under many different variations, including Newe, New, News, Newes, Nuce and others.
Early Notables of the Newstead family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newstead family to Ireland
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Migration of the Newstead family to the New World and Oceana
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 Newstead or a variant listed above: Richard New who settled in Virginia in 1638; followed by Thomas and Elizabeth New in 1670; John New settled in the Bahamas in 1660; James New, with his wife and six children, settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1769.
Contemporary Notables of the name Newstead (post 1700)
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