Newtoom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Newtoom was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Newtoom family lived in Cheshire, at Newton. The surname Newtoom was originally derived from the Old English words, neowe, meaning new, and tun, meaning enclosure or settlement.
Early Origins of the Newtoom family
The surname Newtoom was first found in Cheshire at Wilmslow, a parish, in the union of Altrincham, hundred of Macclesfield. "In the north chapel [of Wilmslow church] are two altar-tombs sunk in the wall, on which are figures representing the Newtons of Newton and Pownall."  We must take a moment to explore the hamlet of Woolsthorpe in Lincolnshire. "This is an ancient hamlet, consisting of a few farmhouses and thatched cottages, with the old manor-house, in which the immortal Sir Isaac Newton was born, on Christmas-day, 1642. His father, John Newton, Esq., was lord of the manor. Great care is taken for the preservation of the house; and when it was repaired, in 1798, a tablet of white marble, commemorating the philosopher's birth, was put up in the chamber where the event took place." 
Important Dates for the Newtoom family
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Newtoom Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Newton, Newdon and others.
Early Notables of the Newtoom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newtoom family to Ireland
Some of the Newtoom 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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Newtoom family
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Newtoom or a variant listed above: Helen Newton, who came to Virginia in 1621; Francis Newton who settled in Virginia in 1635; Richard Newton who came to Virginia in 1635; Samuel Newton and his servants, who arrived in Barbados in 1680.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.