The ancestors of the name Newsun date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Newsun 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 Newsun 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 Newsun 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 Newsun family
The surname Newsun 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 Newsun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newsun research.Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1743 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Newsun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Newsun Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Newsun are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Newsun include: Newsham, Newsam, Newsone, Newson, Newsholme, Newsun and many more.
Early Notables of the Newsun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newsun family to Ireland
Some of the Newsun family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
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Migration of the Newsun family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Newsun 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.