Nuce History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestry of the name Nuce dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived near a yew tree. Nuce is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. In this case, the surname Nuce comes from the Old English phrase, atten ew, which means, at the yew tree. The surname Nuce 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. 
Alternatively, the name could have been for someone who lived near a yew tree, from the Old English word eow. 
Early Origins of the Nuce family
The surname Nuce was first found in 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. 
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. 
Kirby's Quest lists Richard le Nywe in Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first year of Edward III's reign.) 
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 Nuce family
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Nuce Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Nuce have been found, including Newe, New, News, Newes, Nuce and others.
Early Notables of the Nuce family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nuce family to Ireland
Some of the Nuce family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nuce migration to the United States +
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Nuce, or a variant listed above:
Nuce Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- George Nuce, who settled in Virginia in 1623
Contemporary Notables of the name Nuce (post 1700) +
- Léopold Anne-Marie Joseph de Nucé, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
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- ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, June 16) Léopold Nucé. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html