The origins of the name Newt are with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from Cnute,
a popular name in England
in the early Middle Ages. It was popular thanks to the influence of Cnut, a Dane, who became King of England
in 1016. "There are two Cnuts in Domesday, one in Yorkshire
, the other in Derbyshire." 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)
Alternatively, it may be of nickname origin, from the Old English word hnutu, which meant brown, and would have been given to someone with a brown complexion. It may be that this is the origin of the English saying "Brown as a nut," used for someone who has spent a lot of time in the sun.
Early Origins of the Newt family
The surname Newt was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Newt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newt research.Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1668, 1640, 1653, 1620, 1623, 1623, 1620, 1620, 1656, 1716, 1660, 1722, 1612, 1550, 1600, 1600, 1987, 1577 and 1576 are included under the topic Early Newt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Newt Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Newt has been spelled many different ways, including Nutt, Nudd, Nutting, Knutt, Nuttman, Nutter and others.
Early Notables of the Newt family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Nutt (1605-1668), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1653; and John Nutt ( fl.
1620-1623), English pirate born in Devon
who raided the Newfoundland and western England
for three years before his capture by Sir John Eliot in... Another 254 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Newt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Newt family to Ireland
Some of the Newt family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 98 words (7 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 Newt family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Newts to arrive in North America:
Newt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- James Newt, who arrived in New England in 1632 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Newt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Richard Newt, aged 24, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STAG 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stag.htm