The name Numant is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a stranger or newcomer. The surname Numant is derived from the Old English words neowe, niwe,
which all mean new,
and the word mann,
which means man.
Early Origins of the Numant family
The surname Numant was first found in Dorset
where they held a family seat
from early times. There are also early records of Stangrim Noueman listed in the Pipe Rolls
in 1166; Godwin Nieweman listed in the Pipe Rolls
in 1169; and Robert le Nyman in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1296. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 lists four entries for the name: Robert Niweman in Cambridgeshire; Herbert le Niweman in Oxfordshire; Matthew Neuman in Huntingdon; and John le Neuman in Bedfordshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Numant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Numant research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1663, 1636 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Numant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Numant Spelling Variations
Numant has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Numant have been found, including Newman, Newmen, Newmin and others.
Early Notables of the Numant family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Samuel Newman (1602-1663), English-born, American clergyman in colonial Massachusetts, born in Banbury, Oxfordshire
, he was prosecuted for nonconformity and emigrated... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Numant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Numant family to Ireland
Some of the Numant 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.
Migration of the Numant family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Numants to arrive on North American shores: Alice Newman settled in Virginia in 1638; George Newman settled in Maine in 1630; Joe Newman settled in Virginia in 1635; along with John, Mountford, Richard, Thomas, and Robert.
The Numant Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ubi amor ibi fides
Motto Translation: Where there is love there is faith.