Numark is a name that was brought to England
by the ancestors of the Numark family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The Numark family lived in Breckonshire, Wales
. Their name, however, is a reference to Neuf-Marche,
near Neufchatel, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Numark family
The surname Numark was first found in Breckonshire in Wales
where they held a family seat
from the time of the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in the year 1066. Bernard of Neuf-Marche near Neufchatel in Normandy
, a Norman noble at Hastings, founded a priory at Bracknock which was a cell of the Battel Abbey in Sussex
. His successor, Baron
Newmarch was summoned to Parliament. Adam de Newmarch was Baron
Early History of the Numark family
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Numark Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Numark have been found, including Newmarch, Newmarche, Newmarsh, Newmarshe, Newmark, Numarch, Numarche, Numark, Newmack, Newdiche, Newdick and many more.
Early Notables of the Numark family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Numark family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Numark were among those contributors: John Newmarch, who came to Rowley, MA in 1643; William Newmarch, who settled in Maryland in 1679; Jonathon Newmarsh, who settled in Virginia in 1726; H. Newmark who came to San Francisco Cal. in 1862.
Contemporary Notables of the name Numark (post 1700)
- Clifford I. Numark, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html